Pedro House / VDV ARQ

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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

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Architects: SMF Arquitectos
Location: Buenos Aires,
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

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

Dos Patios / Florencia Rausch + Susana Barra + Barbara Moyano

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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

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Architects: Hitzig Militello Arquitectos
Location: , Argentina
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian

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

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Architects: De La Fuente + Luppi + Pieroni + Ugalde + Winter
Location: Irigoyen, , Autonomous City of ,
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

Santiago, 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.

Hotel ME San Telmo / Estudio Rietti Smud

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Architects: Estudio Rietti Smud
Location: Don Anselmo Aieta, Buenos Aires,
Architect In Charge: Ana Sol Smud
Design Team: Ana Sol Smud, Daniel Zelcer, Arq. Agustina Falcon, Matias Rebusone
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Ana Smud

Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

© Federico Kulekdjian

Architects: Ventura Virzi arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Team: Daniel Ventura, Andrés Virzi, Juan Pablo Callegari
Project Area: 90.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Federico Kulekdjian, Courtesy of Ventura Vizi

EEUU 4263 Building / BAK Arquitectos

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Architects: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk.
Location: Estados Unidos 4263, , Ciudad Autónoma de , Argentina
Project Area: 1419.0 m2
Project Year: 2009
Photography: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

3DF / R2b1

© Javier Agustin Rojas

Architects: R2b1
Location: Buenos Aires,
Architect In Charge: Silvana Carla Parentella, Joaquín Sánchez Gómez
Year: 2013
Photographs: Javier Agustin Rojas

Clustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud

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Architects: Estudio Rietti Smud + Ana Smud
Location: ,
Project Architect: Ana Smud
Team: Agustina Falcon, Daniel Zelcer, Matias Rebusone, Nicolas Fernandez Sanz.
Project Area: 400 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Ana Smud

Bicentennial Museum / B4FS Arquitectos

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Architects: B4FS Arquitectos
Location: , Argentina
Area: 6,900 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of B4FS

In Progress: Dorrego 1711 Building / Dieguez Fridman

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Architects: Dieguez Fridman
Location: Avenida Dorrego 1711, Buenos Aires,
Project Architects: Axel Fridman, Tristan Dieguez, Pablo Roveran
Structures: AHFSA Ing. Alberto Fainstein
Project Area: 1,950 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman

Abasto Children’s Museum / Gruba

© Maximiliano Bort

Architects: Gruba
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Arq.ConstanzaNuñez and Gabriel Pires Mateus
Area: 140 sqm
Photographs: Maximiliano Bort

Venturini House / Adamo-Faiden

© Cristobal Palma

Architects: Adamo-Faiden
Location: Buenos Aires,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristobal Palma