January, 2014 Monthly archive

Green Buildings in Buenos Aires: Banco Ciudad

Green building is a growing tendency worldwide. In Buenos Aires, there are quite a few interesting green buildings. Banco Ciudad headquarters in Parque de los Patricios, a popular area near La Boca, is one of them.

Banco Ciudad building was built to LEED construction criteria. It achieved the LEED Silver category certification.

The project aesthetics is based on the use of concrete, glass and steel. The building is four floors high and occupies a whole block. On the ground floor, a very large atrium regroups most shared services: a reception, cafeterias and dining areas for employees and a bank agency. Working spaces are spread through the three remaining floors, with a very open layout.

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Palermo Hollywood Photos - Dorrego Flea Market

It is often difficult to describe the spirit of a city or a neighborhood through words. We could explain that Palermo Holywood has a unique atmosphere That it has a one-of-a-kind balance between old constructions and modern skyscraper. That next to the most fashionable restaurants are unpretentious bars and grocery stores. That publicists and young designers live together with middle-class families. But for that, photography has a special language. We found a series of photos to help us show the contrasts and the beauty of Palermo.

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Palermo: Guadalupe Church

This imposing romanic Church is not often mentioned in touristic guides. It should be. Located in the heart of Palermo, on Paraguay St., this architectural beauty is worth visiting.

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Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale (“Vertical Forest”) is a green building project in Milan. The project incudes two residential towers and one office builing. The project is expected to host the equivalent of one hectare woodlot.

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Diagonal Norte Buenos Aires

Diagonal Norte, officially called President Roque Sáenz Peña Ave., is one of the major arteries of Buenos Aires city. It also is a symbol of the architectural modernization of the city at the beginning of the 20th century.

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