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Before/After: 20 Images of Buenos Aires' Changing Cityscapes

14:00 - 23 September, 2016

Buenos Aires' contemporary urban landscape as we know it today provides a tempered mix of historical and recent construction projects. As one of the most beautiful cities in South America, it's wide boulevards and grand buildings, based on European models, have morphed to embrace the needs of a modern metropolis. 

These images show just how profoundly time affects our cities (and how centuries-old foliage can powerfully transform spatial perception).  

Browse the 20 interactive images of Buenos Aires before and after. 

People, Places and Abandoned Buildings in the Province of Buenos Aires, by Juan Viel

08:00 - 14 September, 2016
People, Places and Abandoned Buildings in the Province of Buenos Aires, by Juan Viel, Courtesy of Juan Viel
Courtesy of Juan Viel

Small stories and architectonic practices that existed in each character filled village and provinces in Buenos Aires are here rescued by Juan Viel when he captures their atmospheres and particularities through his camera.

The variety of images and their subjects invite us to reflect on the substance and architectural heritage in these small Argentinian towns, and to think about the places where we live.

Courtesy of Juan Viel Courtesy of Juan Viel Courtesy of Juan Viel Courtesy of Juan Viel +34

AD Classics: Planetario Galileo Galilei / Enrique Jan

06:00 - 14 September, 2016
AD Classics: Planetario Galileo Galilei / Enrique Jan, via Flickr user: Luis Argerich CC BY–NC 2.0
via Flickr user: Luis Argerich CC BY–NC 2.0

Within the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo in a park designed by the French landscape architect Charles Thays, the Parque 3 de Febrero (February 3rd Park) , sits the Galileo Galilei Planetarium. Inaugurated on December 20, 1966, it was born of the idea of human evolution and the need to show it in architecture. The building exists as an instrument or bridge between the scientific world and the citizens of the city of Buenos Aires.

Designed by Argentine architect Enrique Jan, the building establishes a relationship between astronomy and architecture through its shared components: mathematics and geometry. Thanks to its location and unique shape, it is currently one of the iconic images of the city and the scene of many scientific, cultural, and festive events.

Carla Bechelli Arquitectos Unveils Villa Housing Project at 2016 Venice Biennale

08:00 - 21 August, 2016
Carla Bechelli Arquitectos Unveils Villa Housing Project at 2016 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of Carla Bechelli Arquitectos
Courtesy of Carla Bechelli Arquitectos

Update: We've added a video, presented by PLANE-SITE, about the exhibition, featuring quotes from Carla Bechelli.

Carla Bechelli Arquitectos has created an exhibition of its multiple-residence project, Las Piedras Villas & Houses, a 2015 recipient of an International Property Award, which is currently on display at the 2016 Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo.

Located in the suburbs of Buenos Aires in Argentina, the project consists of a series of small-scale buildings around a central lake intended to create a dialogue with the single-family housing in the surrounding neighborhood. 

Dock 9 South / Urgell - Penedo - Urgell Architects

09:00 - 16 August, 2016
Dock 9 South  / Urgell - Penedo - Urgell Architects, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +18

Casa Cinco Patios / Ana Rascovsky Arqs.

13:00 - 21 July, 2016
Casa Cinco Patios  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs., © Javier Agustín Rojas
© Javier Agustín Rojas

© Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas +15

Thea Space / IR arquitectura

15:00 - 19 July, 2016

© Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas +26

Armenia Building 1929-1933 / BAK Arquitectos

09:00 - 12 July, 2016
Armenia Building 1929-1933  /  BAK Arquitectos, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palermo, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Armenia 1933 original project Architects

    María Victoria Besonías + Luciano Kruk
  • Armenia 1929 extension project architect

    Luciano Kruk
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Editor Dorrego / PLANTA-Ana Rascovsky + Irene Joselevich

09:00 - 17 June, 2016
Editor Dorrego  / PLANTA-Ana Rascovsky + Irene Joselevich

Editor Dorrego  / PLANTA-Ana Rascovsky + Irene Joselevich Editor Dorrego  / PLANTA-Ana Rascovsky + Irene Joselevich Editor Dorrego  / PLANTA-Ana Rascovsky + Irene Joselevich Editor Dorrego  / PLANTA-Ana Rascovsky + Irene Joselevich +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Dorrego 2133, C1414CLD CABA, Argentina
  • Arquitectas autoras

    Irene Joselevich, Ana Rascovsky
  • Equipo de proyecto

    Arq. Fernanda Torres, Arq. Florencia Rissotti, Arq. Inés Toscano, Arq. Ayelén Barreto, Arq. Paula Mariasch, Louise de Sagazan, Carmen de Cordoue, Celia Hofmann, Felicitas Navia
  • Arquitecta Coordinadora de Proyecto:

    Florencia Rissotti
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Berazategui House / Besonías Almeida Arquitectos

13:00 - 23 April, 2016
© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Design and Project Management

    Estudio Besonías Almeida (Arch. María Victoria Besonías, Arch. Guillermo de Almeida)
  • Area

    174.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian +24

Casa Blas / Adamo Faiden

17:00 - 14 April, 2016
Casa Blas / Adamo Faiden, Courtesy of Adamo faiden
Courtesy of Adamo faiden

Courtesy of Adamo faiden Courtesy of Adamo faiden Courtesy of Adamo faiden Courtesy of Adamo faiden +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gorostiaga 1744, C1426CTF CABA, Argentina
  • Architects in Charge

    Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Adamo faiden, Javier Agustín Rojas

Mosconi 3 Condominium / Frazzi Arquitectos

13:00 - 29 March, 2016

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian +33

L House / Alric Galindez Arquitectos

09:00 - 24 March, 2016
L House / Alric Galindez Arquitectos, © Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

© Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Authors

    Arch. Carlos Galindez, Arch. Santiago Alric, Arch. Federico Lloveras
  • Area

    372.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mg / Marantz Arquitectura

09:00 - 18 March, 2016
Mg / Marantz Arquitectura , © Fernando Schapo
© Fernando Schapo

© Fernando Schapo  © Fernando Schapo  © Fernando Schapo  © Fernando Schapo  +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Marantz Arquitectura
  • Design Team

    Arq. Joan Marantz, Julieta Chester, Alex Gazzo Huck
  • Area

    35.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Mercedes House / Frazzi Arquitectos

09:00 - 1 March, 2016
Mercedes House / Frazzi Arquitectos, © Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mercedes 4970, C1419BHJ CABA, Argentina
  • Project and Site Management

    Matías Frazzi
  • Project Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Acha Housing Units / MONOBLOCK

11:00 - 15 February, 2016
Acha Housing Units / MONOBLOCK, © Javier Agustín Rojas
© Javier Agustín Rojas

© Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas +27

Twin Homes / NMiC Arquitectura

13:00 - 12 February, 2016
Twin Homes / NMiC Arquitectura, © Andrea Arrighi
© Andrea Arrighi

© Andrea Arrighi © Andrea Arrighi © Andrea Arrighi © Andrea Arrighi +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tres Arroyos 663, C1416DCC CABA, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Mariano Baqués, Daniel Goldaracena
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Jufre Housing Units / MONOBLOCK

11:00 - 12 February, 2016
Jufre Housing Units / MONOBLOCK, © Javier Agustín Rojas
© Javier Agustín Rojas

© Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jufré 478, C1414AYJ CABA, Argentina
  • Authors

    Marcos Amadeo, Fernando Cynowiec Paez, Juan Granara, Adrián Russo, Alexis Schachter, Osvaldo Cheula , Martin Mayan
  • Collaborators

    Juan Pita, Enrique Ibáñez
  • Area

    273.0 m2
  • Project year

    2013
  • Photography

    Javier Agustín Rojas, Cortesía de MONOBLOCK