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On the Path of Francisco Salamone: Photographing The Art-Deco Cemeteries of Buenos Aires

In only a few years, Italian-Argentine architect and engineer Francisco Salamone developed more than 60 buildings throughout the small towns of Buenos Aires Province as a part of the conservative government's push to develop the province's municipal buildings.

PH Paroissien Home / Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos

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Núñez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hierros Casanova, Mármoles Olivos, Trimble Navigation, Vidriería Ciudad de Martínez

5 Modern Houses Designed by Amancio Williams That Were Never Built

Casa en el Parque Pereyra Iraola (1943) . Image Cortesía de Archivo Williams - Director Claudio WilliamsCasa en Punta del Este (1961). Image Cortesía de Archivo Williams - Director Claudio WilliamsCasa en Las Lomas de San Isidro (1969) . Image Cortesía de Archivo Williams - Director Claudio WilliamsCasa en Munro (1952). Image Cortesía de Archivo Williams - Director Claudio Williams+ 89

When we study Amancio Williams' work, it almost always centers on his emblematic Bridge House, built for his father in Mar del Plata between 1943 and 1946, or his technical role in Le Corbusier's Casa Curutchet. Of course, to study Williams is to confront several questions: Did he not design any other residential projects? What modernist ideas and concepts can we glimpse into his work? How did his work impact the development of Argentine architecture?

Small-Scale Horizontal Properties in Buenos Aires: Building Up Rather than Out

PH-Agronomía / FRAM arquitectos + JES. Image PH Lavalleja / CCPM Arquitectos. Image PH Scalabrini Ortiz / Kohan Ratto Arquitectos. Image PH Thames / Alonso&Crippa. Image + 21

While Buenos Aires' architecture is known for its heterogenous and constantly-changing nature, within the city's low density residential sectors, it's possible to detect forms and patterns that have remained constant under the city's many transformations. One of these is the HP, or Horizontal Property, a legal concept that allows for multiple constructions on one lot, resulting in a handful of low-rise structures congregated together in a high-density layout.

Foster + Partners Begins Construction on New Buenos Aires Office Tower

Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have begun construction on Avenida Cordoba 120, a new 35-story office tower in Buenos Aires. Sited between the traditional city center and the main entrance to the Puerto Madero harbor area, the project is designed to become a landmark building along the city's skyline. Balancing structure and nature, the tower is made to create a new standard for office design in Argentina and the larger region.

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Bamba House / CCPM

© Javier Agustín Rojas© Javier Agustín Rojas© Javier Agustín Rojas© Javier Agustín Rojas+ 25

  • Architects: CCPM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Alba, Carpeal, Nos Arquitectos, Oficios Asociados, +2

Polo Dot Office Park / Machado Silvetti

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla+ 31

  • Architects: Machado Silvetti
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  56000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Neolith, Aluman, CG, Destefano, Estudio Cabeza, +3

Huerta Coworking Microcentro / FLORA

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architects: FLORA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Martin Alerce, VIDRIERIA PATERNAL

Universidad Torcuato di Tella Edificio Sáenz Valiente / Josep Ferrando Architecture

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli© Federico Cairoli© Fernando Schapochnik© Federico Cairoli+ 39

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summers Office Building in Buenos Aires / Architecturestudio

© Javier Augustin Rojas
© Javier Augustin Rojas

© Javier Augustin Rojas© Javier Augustin Rojas© Javier Augustin Rojas© Javier Augustin Rojas+ 13

  • Architects: Architecturestudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

LeBreton 4482 Building / Barq

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architects: Barq
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Aerial Photographs of Buenos Aires' Empty Streets During the Mandatory Quarantine

© Matias De Caro
© Matias De Caro

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Since March 20, the Argentine government has taken drastic measures to protect the public and curb the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory social isolation. Under these measures, residents and anyone visiting the country must remain indoors and abstain from visiting public spaces until the March 31.

Perhaps nowhere are the effects of the quarantine more notable than on the streets. All cultural, recreational, athletic, and religious events have been cancelled. Public areas like plazas and parks are ghost towns. With the streets closed, balconies have become the new platforms for everything from social interactions and celebrations to protests.  

Juramento Home Office / Landolfo & Asoc + Marcos Asa

© Javier Agustin Rojas© Javier Agustin Rojas© Javier Agustin Rojas© Javier Agustin Rojas+ 25

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, 3D MAX STUDIO, Molinos Tarquini, ferrum
  • Lead Architects:Hernan Landolf, Marcos Asa
  • Collaborators:Franco Gilardi
  • City:Buenos Aires
  • Country:Argentina
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Niceto Vega 5924 / Jonathan Tyszberowicz + Diego Cherbenco

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Casa pingüinos / Carbone Arquitectos

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  260
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Cosentino, Adobe, FV, +6

Spotlight: Clorindo Testa

Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli
Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli

Relatively unknown outside his home country, Clorindo Testa (December 10, 1923 – April 11, 2013) was one of Argentina’s most important 20th-century architects. Consistently defying categorization, Testa had a hand in two of Buenos Aires’ most iconic buildings, the Bank of London and South America, and the National Library, as well as many others throughout his long career. Characteristically enigmatic, Testa would only ever acknowledge Le Corbusier as an influence, saying, “I never paid attention to other architects.” As a former colleague Juan Fontana described, Testa spoke the language of brutalism with an Argentine accent.