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Buenos Aires: The Latest Architecture and News

Brick Houses in Argentina: 15 Examples Exploring Pattern and Design

Brick has positioned itself as one of the materials that characterise and identify Argentinean and Latin American architectural culture. The diversity and versatility of masonry in our region have given rise to great heterogeneity in its uses and applications: structural walls, partitions, enclosures, screens, envelopes, skins, roofs, vaults, domes and floors allow us to visualise the great adaptability of this material in order to adapt to the particular requirements of each project.

Casa YAS / Estudio Arzubialde. Image © Franco PicciniCasa BYM / Estudio Arzubialde. Image © Franco Piccini, Cecilia Pellegrini, Alan Fared, Martín CabezudoCARRASCAL, Barrio de Maestros - Etapa 1 / NOMADA + eypaa. Image © Gonzalo ViramonteVivienda en San Marino Funes Hills / Mariel Suárez. Image © Ramiro Sosa+ 16

Architecture without Architects? Campanópolis, the Small Medieval Village Born from Recycling in Buenos Aires

Nowadays, the role of architects exceeds the limits of construction, reaching fields that are often unthinkable, but which nonetheless demonstrate a close relationship with the profession. If we go back in time, the fact is that many buildings, houses, monuments and even cities have been built intuitively without urban planning or renowned architects. Undoubtedly, today's architects are facing a great challenge that goes beyond demonstrating our skills and knowledge and extends to other areas that involve us, but we still don't know it. So we ask ourselves, what will be the profile of the architect of the future?

Casa Bou / LMCO arquitectos

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  • Architects: LMCO arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  FV, Trendhouse, VASA, ferrum, inRO

House Tronador 2165 / Colle-Croce

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architects: Colle-Croce
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Patagonia Flooring, Aluminor, Buso Revestimientos

The Passageways of Buenos Aires: An Escape from the City

In a tour of the layout of Buenos Aires, around 500 passages are distributed throughout the city. Regardless of the neighbourhood in which they are located, they represent postcards of contemporary urban architecture with a tinge of improvisation. However, they bear witness to the organisation of Buenos Aires, which aspired to a checkerboard regularity.

On many occasions, it is difficult to tell the difference between the passage, the cut-off and the dead-end street, but they are all part of the urban space, that place of exchange, of encounter, of signs, symbols and words where people live, play and learn at the same time.

BAAG: "We Challenge the Needs of the Market, We Reinterpret Its Limitations"

Since 2008, the BAAG Studio, or Buenos Aires Architectura Grupal, has demonstrated that taking the time to collectively think, experiment, and rethink, not only reinforces architecture as a discipline, it advances it. The group's projects and research have added to the shared-practice-driven critical thinking that has become increasingly essential within the profession.

We sat down with BAAG to hear more about their inspiration, processes, education, and their predictions going forward.

Housing Expansion David Peña / Christian Silva arquitecto

© Miguel Caamaño
© Miguel Caamaño

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Durlock, Isover, Pladur, Avellaneda, Barbieri, +4

Construction Begins on ODA's ZETA Residential Building in Buenos Aires

ODA, the New York-based architecture office, has recently unveiled its design for Paseo Gigena, a former parking lot that will be transformed into a mixed-use project and a public park in Buenos Aires. Around the same time, ODA has also announced the beginning of the construction phase of its first residential venture in the same city: The ZETA building.

Located in the Belgrano neighborhood, next to the modern structure of the University of Belgrano and facing the historic mansion that houses the Australian Embassy, the 126-unit project seeks to "reimagine the language of residential buildings in Buenos Aires", according to the architects.

Edificio ZETA en Buenos Aires, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODAEdificio ZETA en Buenos Aires, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODAEdificio ZETA en Buenos Aires, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODAEdificio ZETA en Buenos Aires, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODA+ 14

ODA Transforms Old Parking Lot into Mixed-Use Project and Public Park in Buenos Aires

The old structure called Playa Gigena, in honor of the equestrian of the same name, located between the hippodrome and the Rosedal de Palermo in Buenos Aires, will now be converted by ODA into a Class A office building and a public park including cafes, restaurants, shops, and a covered parking lot. The partial demolition of the old parking lot has begun on June 28th.

Designed by the American architecture office ODA, the next Paseo Gigena will be the firm's first mixed-use project in the city of Buenos Aires city. The team involved in the process also includes the participation of Aisenson studio, Inscape Landscape, Coinsa, and the developer BSD Investments, to which the government has granted the concession of the property known as Ámbito Gigena, for a period of 15 years.

Paseo Gigena, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODAPaseo Gigena, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODAPaseo Gigena, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODAPaseo Gigena, diseñado por ODA. Image Cortesía de ODA+ 6

JI House / Colle Croce

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architects: Colle Croce
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2960 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Aluar, TDL

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

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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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