Design & Architecture

Cesar Pelli Arquitect

Cesar Pelli: from Tucuman to the World Financial Center

Cesar Pelli is one of the most renowned Argentinean architect. Born and raised in northwestern region of Tucumán, he has an impressive portfolio of works around the globe, including the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, which for some years were the tallest towers in the world. From November 14 to December 8, Centro Cultural Recoleta offers to discover the work of this… Read more →

Art Nouveau Building Buenos AIres

Buenos Aires, Latin American Capital of Art Nouveau

Back at the end of the 19th century and during the first decades of the 20th century, Buenos Aires was one of the most important and wealthiest capital cities in the world. It is a common grandmother tale in porteña’s families that when children wouldn’t eat, they were told to “think about people starving in Europe” and finish their plate.… Read more →

Green Hotel Buenos Aires

Palo Santo Hotel: Arquitectura verde, un lugar único

Palo Santo Hotel es un ícono de la arquitectura verde porteña. Más de 800 plantas cubren nuestras fachadas, patios, terrazas y balcones. Una impresionante fuente de 18 metros de altura recorre el edificio y llega al lobby. Palo Santo es el primer hotel urbano sustentable de Latinoamérica y fue construido según los lineamientos de las normas LEED (Leadership in Energy… Read more →

BFK Butterfly Chair

Argentinean Design: the BFK Chair (or Butterfly Chair)

You have probably seen it already somewhere without knowing it was an Argentinean design. The BFK chair, also known as the Butterfly Chair, was designed back in the 1940s.It quickly became one of the most successful pieces of industrial design. The BFK chair takes its name from the three architects who designed it: Antonio Bonet (1913-1989), Juan Kurchan (1917-1975) and… Read more →

Posco Gastón Greco

POSCO: Zapatillas para la nueva generación

 (Article in Spanish) Desde el inicio de Palo Santo Hotel, nos asociamos con Gastón Greco, apasionado diseñador de las zapatillas POSCO. Su calzado extraordinariamente cómodo y con mucha onda ahora forma parte del uniforme de nuestro staff. Gastón es un excelente representante de la energía creativa y del empuje de los emprendedores argentinos. En esta entrevista, nos contó más sobre… Read more →

La Usina del Arte - La Boca

La Usina del Arte: a New Cultural Center in Buenos Aires

La Usina del Arte (literally The Art Factory) is a concert hall and exhibition center in La Boca, Buenos Aires. The building used to be a factory: it was an electric plant up until 1997 and reopened as a cultural center in 2012. Its remodeling was a great commitment to preserving Buenos Aires architectural heritage and to developing the cultural… Read more →