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Casa Scout / BAAG

16:00 - 10 March, 2019
Casa Scout  / BAAG, Courtesy of BAAG
Courtesy of BAAG

Courtesy of BAAG Courtesy of BAAG © Federico Kulekdjian Courtesy of BAAG + 59

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Griselda Balian, Gabriel Monteleone, Gaston Noriega, Maria Emilia Porcelli.
  • Area

    360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Bank of London and South America / Clorindo Testa + SEPRA

16:30 - 9 January, 2019
AD Classics: Bank of London and South America / Clorindo Testa + SEPRA, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

This article was originally published on October 19, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

The Bank of London and South America (Banco de Londres y América del Sud, or BLAS) in Buenos Aires defies convention and categorization, much like the architect primarily credited with its design, Clorindo Testa. A unique client relationship, guided by the bank’s staff architect Gerald Wakeham, and a supportive collaboration with the firm Sánchez Elía, Peralta Ramos and Agostini (SEPRA) resulted in a building that continues to evoke surprise and fascination.

PH Freire / Ignacio Szulman arquitecto

12:00 - 11 October, 2018
PH Freire / Ignacio Szulman arquitecto, © Francisco Nocito
© Francisco Nocito

© Francisco Nocito © Francisco Nocito © Francisco Nocito © Francisco Nocito + 19

ELEMENTAL Designs a Building/Bridge in Buenos Aires

18:00 - 25 July, 2018
ELEMENTAL Designs a Building/Bridge in Buenos Aires, Cortesía de ELEMENTAL
Cortesía de ELEMENTAL

ELEMENTAL, the architecture office led by Alejandro Aravena, has proposed a solution to the physical integration of Villa 31 in the city of Buenos Aires. The building includes a raised linear park that aims to be the new headquarters for the Southern Cone of the Inter-American Development Bank Group and to facilitate access of the residents of the neighborhood to other areas of the city.

Learn more about the project, below.

Fede House / Unoencinco Arquitectura

13:00 - 21 July, 2018
Fede House  / Unoencinco Arquitectura, © Lucia Triolo
© Lucia Triolo

© Lucia Triolo © Lucia Triolo © Lucia Triolo © Lucia Triolo + 9

These Are the 5 Most Colorful Cities in the Americas

08:00 - 13 July, 2018
These Are the 5 Most Colorful Cities in the Americas, Havana. Foto: Bigstock. Image Cortesia de HAUS
Havana. Foto: Bigstock. Image Cortesia de HAUS

The grays of concrete and pollution are not the only representation of cities and towns in the Americas. As perfect postcard material, many cities in the new world express the vibrancy of the people and places through color. HAUS, ArchDaily's partner, has selected five of these cities, which show us how color can bring light to the day-to-day life of cities.

PH-Dwelling / FRAM arquitectos + JES

15:00 - 25 June, 2018
PH-Dwelling / FRAM arquitectos + JES, © Fernando Schapochnik
© Fernando Schapochnik

© Fernando Schapochnik © Fernando Schapochnik © Fernando Schapochnik © Fernando Schapochnik + 19

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

06:00 - 19 June, 2018
Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

The downtown skyline of a city is perhaps its most symbolic feature. The iconic cityscapes that we know and love are typically formed by skyscrapers, but much of the surrounding context is made up of other high-rise buildings. Yes, there is a difference between a skyscraper and a high-rise. Research company Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. These high-rise buildings play a major role in the more sprawled urban context of larger cities today.

Read on for Emporis' list of the 20 cities in the world with the most high-rises. You might be surprised by which cities made the cut.

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises? © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sajeewashaluka'>Wikimedia user Sajeewashaluka </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/people/88503995@N02'>Flickr user Younguk Kim</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 27

Closed House / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto

11:00 - 25 May, 2018
Closed House / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto, © Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas

© Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas + 30

These Reflective Bricks Seek to Return Natural Light to Dense Neighborhoods

08:00 - 8 May, 2018
These Reflective Bricks Seek to Return Natural Light to Dense Neighborhoods, © Nathanaël Abeille
© Nathanaël Abeille

© Nathanaël Abeille © Nathanaël Abeille © Nathanaël Abeille © Nathanaël Abeille + 19

French designer, Nathanaël Abeille's metalized pieces in 'Proyecto Reflexión' shows how a building could reflect sunlight and share it with another building in some of the narrow spaces of Villa 21 de Barracas, Buenos Aires. These "metal bricks" came about as a combined team effort with architects Francisco Ribero and journalist Cecilia Fortunato.

Review the full project after the break.

Ecuestre House / Luciano Kruk

09:00 - 30 April, 2018
Ecuestre House / Luciano Kruk, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Category

  • Project and Direction

    Luciano Kruk
  • Project Coordination

    Belén Ferrand
  • Construction Coordination

    Leandro Rossi, Dan Saragusti
  • Collaborators

    Belén Ferrand, Andrés Conde Blanco, Denise Andreoli
  • Texto

    Melanie Chismechian
  • Site Area

    1006 m2
  • Area

    138.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

This Curated List of Art Museums Showcases Buenos Aires’ Exhibition Architecture

12:00 - 17 March, 2018
This Curated List of Art Museums Showcases Buenos Aires’ Exhibition Architecture, via Wikipedia User: HalloweenHJB Licensed Under CC BY-SA 3.0
via Wikipedia User: HalloweenHJB Licensed Under CC BY-SA 3.0

Even in the age of instant information, museums enthrall us. Lining the tourist guidebooks of cities across the world, art museums are a must-see destination for visitors and locals alike. However, as our methods of communication and archiving change, driven by science and innovation, historic institutions such as art museums must keep up.

In cities around the world, art museums are redefining themselves to respond to the contemporary, experimental demands of the 21st-century. In Buenos Aires, the architecture of art museums showcases a diverse catalog of form, materiality and atmosphere, blending the instant, flexible demands of the modern age with a historic role of archiving some of humanity's most evocative works.

Below, we paint a picture of Buenos Aires' diverse art museums, showcasing the changing nature of exhibition architecture in one of the world’s most energetic cities.

P4402 Building / Estudio Arqtipo

13:00 - 2 February, 2018
P4402 Building / Estudio Arqtipo, © Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian + 40

Spotlight: Clorindo Testa

08:00 - 10 December, 2017
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.

Casa Duas Caixas / Remy Arquitectos

11:00 - 16 November, 2017
Casa Duas Caixas / Remy Arquitectos, © Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

© Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral + 13

Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman

11:00 - 5 October, 2017
Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman, Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectos
Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Category

  • Author Architects

    Tristán Dieguez, Axel Fridman
  • Area

    1977.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

FSY House / Remy Arquitectos

11:00 - 8 September, 2017
FSY House / Remy Arquitectos, © Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

© Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Andrés Remy, Julieta Rafel, Diego Siddi, Melisa Gazdik, Juan Etala, Sebastián Billone
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The History of One of the Best Theaters in the World: Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires

06:00 - 11 July, 2017
The History of One of the Best Theaters in the World: Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, via CC0 Public Domain
via CC0 Public Domain

Considered as one of best buildings for opera in the world, the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires is internationally renowned for its acoustics and its heritage value, showcasing the Italian and French influence on cultural architecture in Argentina. It is situated in a privileged location of the city´s downtown, between the streets Cerrito, Viamonte, Tucumán, and Libertad.

Inaugurated on the 25th of May in 1908, it had a significant impact and is considered one of the most emblematic historical monuments of the country.