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

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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.

Concrete House / BAK Architects

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Architects: BAK Architects
Location: , Buenos Aires,
Architect In Charge: María Victoria Besonías, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk
Area: 90 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden

Cabrera / Hauser Ziblat

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Architects: Hauser Ziblat
Location: ,
Design Team: German Hauser, Daniela Ziblat
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Hauser Ziblat

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Colegiales / Estudio Hauser | Ziblat

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Architects: Estudio Hauser | Ziblat
Location: , Argentina
Design Team: German Hauser, Daniela Ziblat
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Andrés Negroni

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FDR3120 Building / A3 Digital

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Architects: A3 Digital
Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt 3120, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires,
Design Team: Santiago Luppi, Javier Ugalde, Andrea Winter
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Alejandro Peral

[BUENOS AIRES] New Contemporary Art Museum Competition Results

1st place / Courtesy of Shelby Ponce & Eduardo Ponce
Hosted by [AC-CA], the results were recently announced for their [BUENOS AIRES] New Contemporary Art Museum competition. With the aim of a design for a new art museum in the heart of the city, Shelby Ponce & Eduardo Ponce took the first place award, which successfully engages and establishes a cultural dialogue with the urban fabric surrounding it. As the capital of Argentina and located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, the city is an important economic center. Its architecture is a combination of different styles which gives it a unique architectural beauty. More images and information on the winning proposals after the break.

MA2′s Proposal for Buenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum

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The [AC-CA]’s recent call for proposals for a new Contemporary Art Museum in the heart of Buenos Aires has been seductively synthesized by Houston architect Michael Arellanes II, principal and founder of M A 2 Architectural Design. The nature of the competition called for a building that reflects contemporary design tendencies, whilst simultaneously attending to the specific functions that are required of art museums and considering the impact upon the local milieu. Located within the district, the museum will occupy a substantial plot of land along the riverbank of the Río de la Plata. While there are no plans for the Contemporary Art Museum to be built, the goal to generate progressive modern design ideas and dialogue surely succeeds with submissions of MA2’s caliber. More details and Arellanes’s description after the break.

VIDEO: Casa Martos / Adamo-Faiden, by Cristobal Palma

Last week we presented one of Adamo-Faiden‘s latest housing projects and yesterday we featured Cristobal Palma‘s video for Cien House, home and workshop designed by and for Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects. Cristobal has just now shared with us another collaboration with Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden, giving us a tour through Casa Martos in Buenos Aires.

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Once Building / Adamo-Faiden

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Architects: Adamo-Faiden
Location: Nuñez, ,
Principals in Charge: Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden
Collaborators: Luciano Intile, Iván Fierro, Giuliana Nieva, Carolina Molinari, Juliana de Lojo
Project Area: 940 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

Pricila House / Estudio Martín Gómez Arquitectos

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Architects: Estudio Martín Gómez ArquitectosMartín Gomez & Gonzalo Veloso
Location: Núñez, ,
Associate Architects: Agustina Bottinelli, Lucía Korcarz, Lucía Fescina
Built Area: 1,000 sqm
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Alejandro Mezza

[BUENOS AIRES] New Contemporary Art Museum Competition

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[AC-CA] recently announced their competition, [BUENOS AIRES] New Contemporary Art Museum, with the aim of a design for a new art museum in the heart of the city. As the capital of and located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, the city is an important economic center. Its architecture is a combination of different styles which gives it a unique architectural beauty. The deadline for submissions is July 5th. More information on the competition after the break.

Formula 1 Project / Populous

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Following Populous’ recent success with the redevelopment of the home of the British Formula One Grand Prix, Silverstone, the ground breaking ceremony for the next Populous Formula 1 project, the 4.7km Velociudad Speedcity circuit, recently took place in , Argentina, on December 16th. More images and brief project description after the break.

Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata / Roberto Ferreira & Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Roberto Ferreira & Arquitectos Asociados (RFArq)
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photographs: Courtesy of the General Secretariat of the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires

LYP House / Estudio BaBo

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Architects: Estudio BaBo
Location: Buenos Aires,
Project Team: Francisco Kocourek, Francesc Planas Penadés, Marit Haugen Stabell
Collaborators: Marcos Buceta, Marco Fumagalli
Construction: DAC S.A.
Structure: Ing. Carlos Calissano
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 265 sqm
Photographs: Curro Palacios Taberner

Manzana de las Luces and the Environment Proposal / ESTUDIO AISENSON + SMF

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ESTUDIO AISENSON + SMF shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the “National Contest of The Apple of the Lights and his Environment.” The construction of a set edilicio in the Apple of the Lights is one of the historical sites of major importance in . They believe that a look that shoud leave a contemporary stamp in the Apple of the Lights, which has been consolidated across diverse centuries of our history, cannot but to be based in recognizing the preexistences, the patrimonial value of the set and each of his parts and in formalizing the simultaneous need to join to the set and to be outlined as intervention. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa Vlady: House Refurbishment / BVW Arquitectos

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Architects: BVW Arquitectos / Matias Beccar Varela, Ariana Werber
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 156 sqm
Photographs: Lula Bauer / BVW Arquitectos

MYP House / Estudio BaBO

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Architects: Estudio BaBO
Location: , Argentina
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 330 sqm
Photographs: Daniela Mac Aden, Federico Kulekdjian