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Key Contemporary Architectural Developments: New Built Environment

post updated 23 Feb 2020

Architecture Designs in South America

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of South American Architecture Designs. We aim to include high quality interesting South American buildings. We cover completed South American buildings, new building designs and architectural exhibitions. We also post architecture competitions across South America.

e-architect would argue that the strongest recent architecture in South America – Modern and contemporary – can be found in Brazil, though Chile also has a strong tradition relative to its smaller population. Famous South American architects include Oscar Niemeyer and Lina Bo Bardi (actually Italian) who produced celebrated Modernist architecture.

More recently architecture studios such as Marcio Kogan (studio mk.27) in Brazil and Sebastián Irarrázaval in Chile have ensured South American architecture remains in a global spotlight. Another major design studio is Enrique Browne Arquitectos in Chile and in Argentina Andrés Remy Arquitectos has produced a string of good contemporary buildings.

We have 4 pages of South American Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

South American Architecture : A-C

South American Architecture Designs : D-H (this page)

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South America Architecture Designs News

Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

5 Feb 2013
Faena Aleph Residences, Buenos Aires, north east Argentina
Design: Foster + Partners
Faena Aleph Residences Buenos Aires - South American Architecture Designs
photo : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
Faena Aleph Residences
Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Latin America with the opening of the Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina – part of the reinvention of the former docks of Puerto Madero as a dynamic new urban quarter. Drawing on local architectural traditions, its apartments feature vaulted living spaces and deep, sheltered terraces that exploit the wonderful local climate and maximise views towards the city and Rio de la Plata.

27 Jun 2010
Devoto House, near Cordoba, Argentina
Design: Andrés Remy Arquitectos
Casa Devoto Cordoba
photograph : Alejandro Peral
Devoto House
The house of 500 m2 was done for a young couple with kids. It was larger than the dimensions of given lot, threatening the space of the garden. For that reason, the first floor was given less program, leaving open the exterior spaces. The living, kitchen and dining rooms expose the garden that penetrates all the volumes in the house. The spaces distort the conventional plans of an urban house.

South American Architecture Projects

Individual Buildings in South America : Major Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Derco Building, Chile
Design: Guillermo Hevia H Architects
Derco Building
photograph : Guy Wenborne

El Parque architecture, Chile
Design: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani & Asociados
El Parque architecture
image by architect

Farmacias Ahumada Building, Chile
Design: Guillermo Hevia H Architects
Farmacias Ahumada
photograph : Juan Purcell

The 18 Fire Station building, Chile
Design: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani & Asociados
Chile building
image by architect

Forneria San Paolo, Brazil
Design: Marcio Kogan Arquitetos
Forneria San Paolo - South American Architecture Designs
photo : rômulo fialdini

Glamis Apartments, Chile
Design: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani & Asociados
Chile apartments
image by architect

Hardware store, Ecuador
Design: Arquitectura X
Quito architecture
photo : Sebastián Crespo

House 53, Brazil
Design: Marcio Kogan
House 53 - South American Architecture Designs
photo : Rômulo Fialdini

House HB, Brazil
Design: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos
House HB
image by architect

House in Joanopolis, Brazil
UNA arquitetos
House in Joanopolis
photo : Bebete Viegas

House RR, Brazil
Andrade Morettin Arquitetos
São Paulo house - South American Architecture Designs
photo : Nelson Kon

House 3, Ecuador
Arquitectura X
Quito house
photo : Sebastián Crespo

House in a tree garden, Ecuador
Arquitectura X
Quito Property - South American Architecture Designs
photo : Sebastián Crespo

House in Zapallar, Chile
Enrique Browne
House in Zapallar II
photo : Gonzalo Romero

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Location: South America

Osler House, Brazil
Marcio Kogan
Osler House - South American Architecture Designs
image : Pedro Vannucchi

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