Architecture in Argentina
What comes to mind in at the mention of Argentina, thesouthernmost country of Latin America? From the time Argentina was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century,European values have permeated deep into the land. In thelate 19th century, Argentina welcomed European immigration,resulting in a culturally integrated population of, with up to90% of Argentine citizenes claiming European descent. Notsurprisingly, European architecture adorns Argentinas citiesand particularly Buenos Aires, which is commonly known asSouth Americas Paris. At the same time, in finding these citiessurrounded by the expansive pampas, one is reminded that thisis South America.
This issue will introduce some of the works built in Argentinaover the past 20 years. The three essays discuss issues ofmodernism in Argentina, prevailing tendencies amongst youngarchitects, and the influence of the built environment onarchitectural discourse, paying special attention to the city ofBuenos Aires.
Essay: Notes on Argentine Architecture
Alfonso Corona-Martinez
AFRA + LGR + Fernndez Prieto & asociados
Homage Park Juan and Eva Pern Mausoleum
Rafael Iglesia
International Amusement Park of Rosario
Altamira Building
Quincho II
Marcelo Villafae
Florencia Raigal House
Essay:Between Performance and Representation
Urban Typologies in Global Buenos Aires
Julin Varas
Alejandro Sticotti
House in Olivos
Max Zolkwer Architect
Min House
Dieguez Fridman Arquitectos & Asociados
Building on Clay Street
House MCMC
Pablo T. Beta
Pan Klub Foundation, Xul Solar Museum
Chalú House
Conesa 4560
Essay: Proposals from the End of the World
Florencia Rodrguez
Ana Etkin
Bodega Don Bosco
Bertolino-Barrado Oficina de Arquitectura
Crdoba Botanical Garden
GGMPU Architects + Lucio Morini
Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Emilio Caraffa
Cristin Nanzer and Mariela Marchisio
House Sky Villa