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July 02 2013

The ARQ awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina

July 2nd, 2013Posted by 

The ARQ magazine Awards event is organized by the prestigious Journal of Architecture of the newspaper “Clarín” and the Argentine Federation of Organizations of Architecture (FADEA). The “DNA of national architecture” as the prize is named, was developed as a golden opportunity to show the current reality of the discipline. This was the spirit felt at the awards […]

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June 25 2013

The Case of the Puerto Roldán House: Paradoxical “New” Architecture

June 25th, 2013Posted by 

The Grand Prize for Architecture 2012, issued by FADEA (Argentine Federation of Organizations of Architects) and ARQ (the prestigious supplement by Clarin Architecture), has been awarded to the Puerto Roldán House in the outskirts of Rosario, Argentina. A design of Architects Maite Caballero and Gerardo Fernandez. This ‘Grand Prize’ is a great effort that should […]

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June 11 2013

Buenos Aires’ Popular Habitat Law Understood

June 11th, 2013Posted by 

Who’s afraid of the Buenos Aires’ new popular habitat act? The answer: everyone. The recently enacted law of the Buenos Aires province proposes a compact, dense, diverse, and accessible city, aiming to reorient the urban land market. This law is shaking the fundamentals of planning in a metropolitan area that to a great extent still […]

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May 28 2013

The Preservation of the Mariani-Teruggi House: La Plata, Argentina

May 28th, 2013Posted by 

The destruction of this house located on 30th Street between 55th and 56th in the city of La Plata, Argentina is a testimony of the history of the country. The destruction of the Mariani-Teruggi House involved personnel from the armed forces and police, using weapons of various calibers, shows us a clear example of the […]

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May 14 2013

Cultura Ambiental: A Paradigm Shift for the People of Buenos Aires

May 14th, 2013Posted by 

In 2010, Siemens and The Economist published the first reliable index ranking for green cities worldwide. Among many other indexes concerning this subject published in the past few years, this is the first one with a specific chapter for Latin America. The result of this index showed a phenomenon that was clear to everyone but […]

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April 30 2013

Best in Heritage Conservation: Awards by the Argentinean Architects Association

April 30th, 2013Posted by 

Built Environment professionals, myself included, tend to focus on the latest trends concerning sustainability, smart growth, and recent technologies for construction. Many times we end up relegating historical preservation and everything concerning Built Heritage Conservation as a métier only for experienced professionals, who embark on these projects as a way of closing their careers, as […]

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April 16 2013

MACBA From the Inside: Insights From the Long Expected Buenos Aires’ Museum of Contemporary Art

April 16th, 2013Posted by 

The glazed facade building stands in contrast with the neighborhood in which it is located, an odd urban landscape built on an authentic wasteland lot of San Juan Street near the Buenos Aires’ Museum of Modern Art. Located in San Telmo, a strategic area in the City of Buenos Aires, this building unifies the two […]

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April 02 2013

Cars as the New Cholesterol of Buenos Aires’ Veins

April 2nd, 2013Posted by 

Buenos Aires has a saturated transportation system and, due to this factor, the population’s quality of life is on the decline. The main cause of this collapsing system is the disproportionate participation of the private car. The total amount of movement in the city via private car reaches almost forty percent of total movement per […]

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March 19 2013

Smart Cities Buenos Aires: IT, Entrepreneurship and University

March 19th, 2013Posted by 

Work has been done to create “smart communities,” a concept which includes information technologies as indicators for future urban planning and development, but there is still some blurriness about what these transformations really intend to do. In a October 2007 report presented by Smart Cities in Europe, developed by the University of Ljubljana, Vienna University of Technology and Delft University […]

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March 05 2013

Urban Airports in Buenos Aires: Are They Too Far? Too Close?

March 5th, 2013Posted by 

Like many global cities, Buenos Aires has more than one airport serving the transportation needs of its citizens. But the main international airport Ezeiza, located almost forty miles from the city center, lacks many of the so-called “ground services” – a term used in Airport Planning for defining all of the economic movement surrounding airport […]

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February 19 2013

Sudestadas and the Relationship of Buenos Aires with the “River Plate”

February 19th, 2013Posted by 

It has been said many a time that Buenos Aires, Argentina is a port city that forgot it had a coastline. This can be felt in various parts of the city where access to the largest estuary in the world, the Río de la Plata, which completely surrounds Buenos Aires, is almost non-existent. But the […]

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February 05 2013

The “Comuna 13″ Project: Solutions From and For the Neighborhood

February 5th, 2013Posted by 

Like many cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires has many barrios so different between them that on some occasions there appear to be small cities inside a city. Acknowledging this historical fact, and in an effort to de-centralize the functions of the City Government in this divergent city, the system of comunas was established. This […]

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January 22 2013

CityCamp Buenos Aires: Gov 2.0 Goes Argentinean

January 22nd, 2013Posted by 

CityCamp events are considered by many urban enthusiasts around the world as one of the best opportunities to meet different actors that work for the improvement of urban space. CityCamp evolved from its Buenos Aires edition into a larger, open-sourced community focused on promoting an exchange of experiences and establishing guidelines for coordinated work between […]

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January 08 2013

Megaciudades Buenos Aires 2012: Clear Ideas for a Renewed Interest in Urban Planning

January 8th, 2013Posted by 

The main slogan for this past August 29, 2012 event was “Towards the Buenos Aires of 2030;” and for now Megaciudades is the most important conference regarding Urban Planning and Sustainability taking place in the city on an annual basis. In its third year, the event was organized by the German-Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, […]

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December 25 2012

A New Transit Authority for Greater Buenos Aires

December 25th, 2012Posted by 

During the 1990’s, and this past decade, the urban sprawl of Greater Buenos Aires has responded diligently to the (worst) example of North American cities, making the expansion and low density of Los Angeles, just a mere competitor in the race for urban sprawl. Considering the rapid expansion experienced by the city the question is […]

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December 11 2012

Review of “Writing About Architecture, Chapter 2: What Should a Museum Be?”

December 11th, 2012Posted by 

Museums have recently become a hallmark topic in the teaching of architecture, as many architecture schools tend to include several museum projects in their design studio curricula, and that shouldn’t surprise anyone since we live in an age of the museum as a paradigmatic architectural and cultural enterprise. With the increasing popularity of critical writing, […]

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November 27 2012

Buenos Aires Verde: We May Be the Last City in the World to Classify Waste and Recyclables

November 27th, 2012Posted by 

During the year 2012 an unprecedented effort took place in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. For the first time a resource management and disposal plan, oriented towards sustainability, was created to change this South American city; the equivalent of the “Greening” process that many Latin American cities have been developing in the past two […]

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November 13 2012

Buenos Aires’ Bus Rapid Transit and Real Estate Appraisal: Transit and Gentrification in a Latin American City

November 13th, 2012Posted by 

Urban Planning interventions on a grand scale are the most noticeable way of changing the face of a city and the quality of living for its inhabitants. Not policies, though urban planning depends greatly on politics. Nor the internal economics of the city, however influential. The Urban Design ventures are the ones that change the […]

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October 30 2012

Just One Way for a Bus Rapid Transit System in Buenos Aires?

October 30th, 2012Posted by 

Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina is a massive metropolis of 14-million people, whose active population commutes, by the millions, daily, towards the main federal district from distances of 53 kms. (approximately 26-miles), mainly using the massive and 24-hour public transportation system of “Colectivos” with rates from 23-cents to $1.20. Impressive, huh? This may sound like a […]

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October 22 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Luis Lozano-Paredes: Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 22nd, 2012Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Luis Lozano-Paredes from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luis Lozano-Paredes is currently a student seeking a Diploma of Architecture and Urban Planning at Belgrano University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born in Colombia in 1987, he grew between the cities of Bogotá and Santiago de Cali, and then moved […]

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