Magaldi and Unamuno Squares / Galpón Estudio

© Javier Agustín Rojas

Architects: Galpón Estudio
Location: Pedro N. Arata, , Ciudad Autónoma de ,
Architects In Charge: Ramiro Gallardo, Gustavo Nielsen, Max Zolkwer
Photographs: Javier Agustín Rojas , Courtesy of Galpón Estudio

Two Conde Houses / HM.Arquitectos

© Federico Kulekdjian

Architects: HM.Arquitectos
Location: Buenos Aires,
Project Architects: ; Fernando Hitzig, Leonardo G. Militello
Project Area: 300.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian

OMA’s Pantheon-Inspired Faena Forum Set to Open in 2015


Alongside the launch of Faena Circle, an experimental collaboration between in Miami Beach and its sister institution in Buenos Aires, comes new images of the OMA-designed Faena Forum. The new center for arts and culture planned for Miami Beach is designed to “catalyze experimentation within and across artistic disciplines and foster cross-cultural collaborations among artists throughout the Western Hemisphere.” A series of flexible spaces formed by interlocking cylindrical and cuboidal volumes will provide for a range of projects, commissions, performances and events. 

Quintana 4598 / intile&rogers arquitectura

© Federico Cairoli

Architects: intile&rogers arquitectura
Location: Quintana 4598, ,
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Federico Cairoli

Niceto Vega 5924 / Jonathan Tyszberowicz + Diego Cherbenco

© Albano Garcia

Architects: Jonathan Tyszberowicz, Diego Cherbenco
Location: Palermo, ,
Project Managers: Jonathan Tyszberowicz, Diego Cherbenco
Area: 1300.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Albano Garcia

Multifamily Building and Store / Risso+Carasatorre+Risso

© Florencia Della Vedova

Location: Buenos Aires,
Architects In Charge: Luis F. Risso, M. Cristina Carasatorre, Maria Elena Risso
Area: 707.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Florencia Della Vedova

Argentina to Build Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper

Winning Proposal Image. © Fan Page de Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced the winning proposal for the Cinematography and Audiovisual Tower that will be built in capital Buenos Aires.

Out of five competing proposals, MRA+A Álvarez| Bernabó | Sabatini’s design was selected. At 335 meters, the skyscraper will become the tallest building in Latin America, surpassing the 300-meter Costanera tower in , Chile and a 330-meter tower under development in Monterrery, Mexico. To be used mainly for ’s film and television industry, the tower will have 67 floors and 216,000 square meters of space. A hotel will occupy the top 13 floors.

More details after the break…

Two Houses Conde / Hitzig Militello arquitectos

© Federico Kulekdjian

Architects: Hitzig Militello arquitectos
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Fernando Hitzig, Leonardo G. Militello
Area: 182.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian

Atelier Vilela / Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

© Federico Kulekdjian

Architects: Hitzig Militello Arquitectos
Location: ,
Area: 62.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian

Pedro House / VDV ARQ

© Curro Palacios Taberner

Architects: VDV ARQ
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Victor Della Vecchia, Ariel Ascione
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Curro Palacios Taberner

Bazan House / SMF Arquitectos

© Albano Garcia

Architects: SMF Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Architect: Juan Martín Flores
Project Area: 140 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Albano Garcia

Scout House / BAAG

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Architects: BAAG
Location: , Argentina
Architect In Charge: Griselda Balian, Gabriel Monteleone, Gaston Noriega, Maria Emilia Porcelli
Area: 360 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of BAAG, Federico Kulekdjian

The Power of Paint: Three Case Studies on Colour in Architecture

Based at the Architectural Association school of Architecture and linked to the Phd research program at UIAV, Saturated Space takes a comprehensive look at the “grammar” and history of colour in architecture, the perceptual and phenomenological principles of colour in relation to the human subject, and the socio-political aspects of colour as a culturally active agent. This article, written by architect and CLOG editor Jacob Reidel, originally appeared as “Powerful Colours” on Saturated Space‘s website, a forum for the sharing, exploration, and celebration of colour in Architecture.

Let’s admit it, architects are suspicious—if not a little scared—of colour. How else to explain the default contemporary architect’s preference for exposed finishes such as concrete, brick, , stone, and wood? Perhaps this is because an architect’s choice of applied colour may often seem one of the most subjective—and hence least defensible—decisions to be made over the course of a project.* Indeed, applied colour seldom performs from a technical standpoint, and it is the architect’s taste, pure and simple, which is often on the line whenever a specific colour is proposed to the client. Or perhaps architects’ mistrust of applied colour owes something to the profession’s well-known controlling tendencies and the fact that colour is one of the most mutable aspects of a building; better, we architects are instructed, to focus on “important” and “architectural” decisions such as form, space, materials, program, and organization. Indeed, it is far easier for a future owner to repaint a wall than it is to move it.

Luis Viale en Paternal / Nidolab

© Daniela Mac Adden

Architects: Nidolab
Location: Buenos Aires,
Area: 60 sqm
Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden

Dos Patios / Florencia Rausch + Susana Barra + Barbara Moyano

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Architects: Susana Barra, Florencia Rausch, Barbara Moyano
Location: ,
Collaborating Architect: RDR Arquitectos
Area: 1150.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Office & House Luna / Hitzig Militello arquitectos

© Federico Kulekdjian

Architects: Hitzig Militello arquitectos
Location: ,
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian

Biotechnology Research Institute / De La Fuente + Luppi + Pieroni + Ugalde + Winter

© A3 Luppi Ugalde Winter

Location: Irigoyen, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires,
Project Architects:  Fabian De La Fuente, Santiago Luppi, Raúl Pieroni, Javier Ugalde, Andrea Winter
Project Area: 4,000 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: A3 Luppi Ugalde Winter

Latin America’s Top 8 Smart Cities

, Chile took the top spot on the list. Image Courtesy of Plataforma Urbana

In this article for Fast Company, Boyd Cohen counts down the top 8 smart cities in Latin America. Using publicly available data and his own comprehensive framework to evaluate how smart a city is, he has generated a list which even he admits features a couple of surprises in the top spots. To see the list and discover what each city has achieved to deserve its ranking, you can read the full article here.