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The Parador Ariston, an Abandoned & Deteriorating Latin American Architectural Classic…

In 1948, Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer designed and built — along with fellow architects Carlos Coire and Eduardo Catalano — the Parador Ariston in the La Serena neighborhood of Mar de Plata, Argentina.  Formerly remembered as the well-known Ariston Restaurant, the building’s overall shape and form — designed to hold social gatherings, dances and cocktail parties — is inspired by a four-leafed clover to provide maximum glazing and natural sunlight, with its main space elevated a single level with curved walls. However, sadly the building today stands abandoned, deteriorated in ruins, neglected, and covered in graffiti. Continue reading The Parador Ariston, an Abandoned & Deteriorating Latin American Architectural Classic…

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The Minimal Simplicity of BAM! Arquitectura’s Casa CG342

(c) Jeremías Thomas

The CG342 House, designed in 2014 by Gonzalo Bardach and Matías Mosquera of BAM! arquitectura with structural designer Pedro Gea, was conceived upon the request of a young professional to be built along a lagoon lot located in a private gated golf community in Belén de Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading The Minimal Simplicity of BAM! Arquitectura’s Casa CG342