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, ,
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, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires,
Project Area: 1419.0 m2
Project Year: 2009
Photography: Gustavo Soza Pinilla

3DF / R2b1

© Javier Agustin Rojas

Architects: R2b1
Location: , Argentina
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: Buenos Aires,
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, , Argentina
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

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

Venturini House / Adamo-Faiden

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

Plugged / Moscato Schere Todo Terreno + MS + DPF UNLa

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Architects: Moscato Schere Todo Terreno + MS + DPF UNLa
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Agustin Moscato, Ramiro Schere
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Manuel Ciarlotti

Afip Offices in Pehuajó / Alberto Varas & Asociados

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Architects: Alberto Varas & Asociados
Location: ,
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados

Animal Music / Nidolab

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Architects: Nidolab
Location: Crespo, , Argentina
Architect In Charge: , Javier Auguste
Landscaping: Estudio Bulla
Area: 120 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian

A House / Estudio GMARQ

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Architects: Adrian Govetto, Lucas Mansilla
Location: ,
Area: 490.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Alejandro Peral

Martos House / Adamo-Faiden

© Cristobal Palma

Architects: Adamo-Faiden
Location: José María Moreno 2057, Villa Adelina, , Argentina
Collaborators: Ruth Lastra, Rachael Yu
Year: 2011
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Echeverrría House / Nicolás Pinto da Mota

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Architects: Nicolás Pinto da Mota
Location: , Argentina
Design Team: Amina Foramitti, Pablo Vidal Hann
Area: 510 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Eduardo Moras

Faena Aleph Residences / Foster + Partners

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Architects: Foster + Partners
Location: ,
Area: 17,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nigel Young

Planetario Galileo Galilei Gets Inflatable Headphones

Courtesy of SONY

To commemorate the first edition of “Silent Day,” a fabricated holiday by Sony Argentina that celebrated the release of new Sony headphones, the Planetario Galileo Galilei was given headphones in an effort to change the cold and solid appearance of the buildng into a fun, cartoonish personage. Designed by architect Enrique Jan in 1967, some would argue that one should not use these highlights of modernism for lousy advertising. Although, we all know that brands like to use the urban space as a canvas for their messages, so why not do it in a funny way? More images and information after the break.