Besonías Almeida Arquitectos creates board-marked concrete summer house

Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos has completed a holiday home in a seaside resort south of the Argentinian capital, with walls and overhanging roofs. Impressed by their previous work, the client tasked the studio led by architects María Victoria Besonías and Guillermo de Almeida with designing a property in the coastal Costa Esmerelda resort that had

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Teresa Sarmiento and Nicolas Tovo create light-filled narrow house in Buenos Aires

The living areas of this compact Buenos Aires house are flanked by full-height glass doors that flood the interior with daylight to make the spaces feel much larger than they are. Casa Clara occupies a narrow plot measuring just seven metres wide by 15 metres long, on a small side street in the centre of

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BHY Arquitectos creates austere white Casa Lucia on outskirts of Buenos Aires

Numerous design elements help reduce energy costs in this home by Argentinian studio BHY Arquitectos that overlooks a lake in a new development. The project, called Casa Lucia, is located on a waterfront site in Puertos Escobar – a planned development on the northern fringe of Buenos Aires. The austere “resting house” was designed for

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Minimalist black warehouse by Moarqs occupies triangular site outside Buenos Aires

Black-painted steel panels give this warehouse by Argentinian architecture firm Moarqs a stark and monotonous appearance. The Caseros Depot is located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, on a tight urban lot that is triangular in plan. Measuring 1,542 square feet (470 square metres)
, the building is made from corrugated frames made of laminated steel,

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Alonso & Crippa renovates compact urban dwelling in Buenos Aires

New apertures and an all-white stairwell are among the modifications made by Argentine studio Alonso & Crippa to a two-storey, century-old brick building in a gentrifying district in Buenos Aires. The project, called PH Thames, is located in Palermo Viejo – a historic neighbourhood that is dominated by small, brick buildings dating to the early

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Concrete house in Buenos Aires by Besonías Almeida fits among mature trees

Argentinian firm Besonías Almeida has built a house in Buenos Aires around existing foliage, using board-formed concrete and dark laminated timber panels. Casa Aranzazu is located in a residential part of the city, on a forested site with a footprint of 7,287 square feet (677 square metres). From the front, the concrete house appears to be rectangular, but

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Reflecting pool fronts linear concrete house in Argentina by Luciano Kruk

Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk has built a concrete residence on the outskirts Buenos Aires, with an overhanging slab and a reflection pool along its front. Casa Mach is made out of board-marked concrete and measures 1,528 square feet (142 square metres). The pine planks used as formwork for the concrete walls imprint on the wet material,

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Concrete walls hide glazed courtyard at house in Buenos Aires

A courtyard brings light into the centre of this board-marked concrete house in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, designed by architects Anibal Bizzotto and Diego Cherbenco. Built for a young family, House in La Comarca is located in a growing gated community in Tigre – a town to the north of Buenos Aires city. Residences in

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Concrete-clad home by Dieguez Fridman reimagines Buenos Aires’ typical “sausage houses”

Rectangular concrete slabs form the exterior of Dieguez Fridman’s four-storey Corner House in Buenos Aires, which puts a vertical spin on the city’s typical suburban architecture. Houses in the Argentinian capital traditionally have a “horizontal progression of spaces that go from the most public areas to the most intimate spaces”, according to Dieguez Fridman co-founders

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Polo stables by Estudio Ramos features grassy roof for horses to graze and spectators to sit

A spiral staircase made from cast concrete leads up to a turfed roof overlooking a pool and polo field at this stables near Buenos Aires, which was designed by local firm Estudio Ramos for a professional polo player. Estudio Ramos created the stables for polo star Nacho Figueras on the flatlands of La Pampa near

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Bam! Arquitectura ramps garden up through centre of Buenos Aires home

A curved concrete staircase weaves around a sloping garden that rises through the centre of this house in Buenos Aires designed by local studio Bam! Arquitectura. House MeMo occupies a site in a densely packed area of San Isidro, a municipality located in the north of Buenos Aires province, which the architects wanted to fill with greenery. Planted with native vegetation,

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CCPM Arquitectos slots skinny corrugated-metal home into dense Buenos Aires neighbourhood

This small and narrow townhouse by Argentinian practice CCPM Arquitectos is slotted into a gap in a tightly packed neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. The white, corrugated-metal roofs of the 89-square-metre residence slope in varying directions and at different gradients in accordance with the cramped plot. Constanza Chiozza and Pedro Magnasco of Buenos Aires studio CCPM Arquitectos added slivers of glazing and windows wherever

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Adamo Faiden completes undulating plaza in Buenos Aires’ financial district

Argentinian studio Adamo Faiden has designed a stepped public plaza to cover an underground carpark in Catalinas Norte, the financial centre of Buenos Aires. The urban landscape, named Plaza Catalinas, is made up of triangular segments of planting and sits at the foot of a glass tower in the business district. Designed to defy the rigidity of its metropolitan surroundings, architects Sebastián

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Luciano Kruk staggers board-marked concrete holiday home across sandy dune

This board-marked concrete holiday house by Luciano Kruk steps over a sand dune in a coastal town near Buenos Aires, offering its summer residents views of a pine and acacia forest beyond. Argentinian studio Luciano Kruk Arquitectos designed House in the Dune to fit the site’s uneven topography, which slopes steeply away from the street towards a pine forest at the back. “The

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Zig-zagging roof covers Buenos Aires holiday home by Estudio Borrachia

The zig-zagging roof of this wooden holiday home in Buenos Aires by local practice Estudio Borrachia provides shade for a series of terraces, and will eventually be covered in wildflowers and grass (+ slideshow). Studio founders Oscar and Alejandro Borrachia designed the single-storey house named Casa de Madera for the city’s Parque El Remanso neighbourhood. The 174-square-metre structure is built More

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Zigzagging roof covers Buenos Aires holiday home by Estudio Borrachia

The zigzagging roof of this wooden holiday home in Buenos Aires by local practice Estudio Borrachia provides shade for a series of terraces, and will eventually be covered in wildflowers and grass (+ slideshow). Studio founders Oscar and Alejandro Borrachia designed the single-storey house named Casa de Madera for the city’s Parque El Remanso neighbourhood. The 174-square-metre structure is built More

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A Golf House In Buenos Aires

Architect Luciano Kruk and collaborators have slabbed together a ‘rest home’ topographically in the highest neighborhood of Costa Esmeralda called Golf House.
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Casa Torcuato Pavilion is a concrete garden room by Besonias Almeida

Argentinian studio Besonias Almeida has added a garden pavilion to a house in Buenos Aires, using board-marked concrete so that the two buildings match (+ slideshow). The pavilion is situated in the grounds of a house called Casa Torcuato, which architects María Victoria Besonias and Guillermo de Almeida designed while at their previous firm BAK Arquitectos. Casa Torcuato is a More

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Buenos Aires house by Federico Sartor features textured concrete walls and lake views

Board-marked concrete walls frame this Buenos Aires residence by Argentinian architect Federico Sartor, but at the back they give way to large windows, offering views of a courtyard and lake (+ slideshow). Sartor designed Casa 131 for a retired couple. It is located in a private neighbourhood to the north of Buenos Aires. Usually the house will be occupied by More

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Pabellon Hinrichsen is a chunky concrete outbuilding for a house in Argentina

Argentinian studios Moarqs and Ottolenghi Architects designed this chunky concrete building to provide extra accommodation for a house in Buenos Aires Province (+ slideshow). The cast concrete block named Pabellon Hinrichsen sits in the leafy grounds of the house, which is located in the suburbs of the city San Fernando. Buenos Aires-based Moarqs and Ottolenghi Architects collaborated on the More

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Moarqs and Ottolenghi Architects wrap Lamas House with concrete screen

A concrete screen wraps the upper storey of this villa in Buenos Aires Province, blinkering bedroom windows from the street and directing views into a planted courtyard (+ slideshow). Local studios Moarqs and Ottolenghi Architects designed the 360-square-metre house for a couple with four grown-up children in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The property, named Lamas House, is located More

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Bernardo Rosello arranges concrete house around courtyards in Argentina

Board-marked concrete walls, wooden screens and secluded courtyards feature in this house near the coast in Buenos Aires Province, by Argentinian architect Bernardo Rosello (+ slideshow). Located in Bahía Blanca, Casa en Palihue was designed by Rosello for a client who wanted a separate guesthouse for his children to visit with their families. The architect decided to separate the functions into various buildings, and More

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Marcelo Del Torto arranges concrete home in Argentina around mature trees and plunge pool

Argentinian architect Marcelo Del Torto has arranged a family home around a group of mature trees in a gated community in Buenos Aires Province (+ slideshow). Marcelo Del Torto took into consideration the placement of several large trees on the plot when designing the 350-square-metre property, named San Carlos House. He arranged two linear wings at right angles to each other to create More

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Luciano Kruk and María Victoria Besonías nestle exposed concrete holiday home in forest glade

Slabs of board-marked concrete form the walls, floors and roof of this holiday home designed by architects by Luciano Kruk and María Victoria Besonías for a coastal forest near Buenos Aires (+ slideshow). The 190-square-metre retreat named Valeria House is tucked between tree trunks in the secluded Argentinian seaside resort Valeria del Mar. The property is primarily constructed from timber-imprinted concrete – a popular material for architects Kruk More

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A Townhouse Renovation Prioritizing Indoor-Outdoor Flow

adamo-faiden gave a 1970s Buenos Aires townhouse a complete new look with a three-part refurbishment. A triple-storey glass enclosure was built at the back of the building to provide a connection between the public space outside and the private sphere within the house. By activating the air circulation, this architecture concept ensures isolation in winter […]

Adamo-Faiden’s rooftop extension proposes a “new idea of luxury” for Buenos Aires housing

Argentinian studio Adamo-Faiden has built a greenhouse-like structure over the top of a Buenos Aires residence, in its continuing bid to make better use of the city’s vacant rooftops. Aiming to take advantage of the “last surface of the city fabric”, studio founders Marcelo Faiden and Sebastián Adamo developed the glass and metal extension to fit the stepped roofs of a trio of More

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A Concrete Summer Retreat By Besonias Almeida Arquitectos

Argentinian architecture practice Besonias Almeida Arquitectos created ‘Casa S&S’, a concrete summer retreat located on the coast near Buenos Aires.
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Adamo-Faiden adds giant conservatory to updated Buenos Aires townhouse

Buenos Aires studio Adamo-Faiden has refurbished a local 1970s townhouse and constructed a huge glazed enclosure at the back. The glass structure is one of three updates the architects made to the house, which is located in a rare low-density area of the city’s Belgrano neighbourhood. It is joined by an angled plant-filled screen made from perforated and white-painted More

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Luciano Kruk and María Victoria Besonías squeeze two concrete homes onto a narrow city plot

A robust concrete facade provides protection from traffic noise for these two houses squeezed onto a narrow plot in the Colegiales neighbourhood of Buenos Aires (+ slideshow). Local architects María Victoria Besonías and Luciano Kruk developed the Two Houses Conesa project for a pair of families who own a site sandwiched between existing buildings in the residential […]

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Foliage-clad pavilion by Adam-Faiden creates a home on a disused roof

Architecture studio Adamo-Faiden has transformed the vacant roof of a 15-storey block in Buenos Aires into a home for a young couple, by installing a glazed pavilion-like structure surrounded by plants (+ slideshow). The upper level of Piñeiro House, a block in the city’s Recoleta neighbourhood, was one of the thousands of underused flat rooftops on residential buildings in the […]

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Foster + Partners pairs curving concrete with glass for new Buenos Aires city hall

Foster + Partners has completed a new city hall for the Argentinian capital, featuring a wavy concrete roof, a quadruple-height atrium and a glazed facade offering views out to the park (+ slideshow). Located in the city’s Parque Patricios neighbourhood, the Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno provides a flexible workplace for the city mayor and 1,500 staff, […]

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Estudio Ramos completes concrete sailing clubhouse on Argentina’s Paraná River

An angular concrete box has been stacked on top of a rectilinear one to create the form of this yachting club facility near Buenos Aires (+ slideshow). The clubhouse was designed by local firm Estudio Ramos for a plot in the Nordelta district, a gated community within the suburb of Tigre to the north of the Argentinian capital. Related story: […]
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Concrete retreat by Luciano Kruk sits on a sand-dune in Buenos Aires

A concrete volume projects from the top of a sand dune to form the upper level of this holiday home on the Argentinian coastline by local architect Luciano Kruk (+ slideshow). Casa MR – a cast concrete and timber-clad house made from two intersecting cuboids – is situated on a vegetated and sandy plot on […]
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Stepping stones traverse a pool at the centre of this home by Besonias Almeida Arquitectos

Besonias Almeida Arquitectos arranged this concrete house in Argentina around a courtyard containing a shallow pool of water (+ slideshow). Besonias Almeida Arquitectos designed the two-storey family home, called Casa Torcuato, for a site on the Olivos Golf Club in Buenos Aires. Related story: Stacked concrete volumes frame entrance to House M by Estudio Aire The property has three […]

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