South American Architecture Designs

South American Architecture Design, Building Projects, Architect Studios, Pictures

South American Architecture Designs

Key Contemporary Architectural Developments

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.

We 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)

South American Building Developments : I-O

South American Buildings : P-Z

South American Architecture Designs – geographical by country

Argentinian Buildings
Brazilian Architecture
Chilean Buildings
Colombian Developments
Ecuador Architecture
Peruvian Buildings
Uruguay Architecture
Venezuela Projects

South American Architecture Designs News

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

Faena Aleph Residences, Buenos Aires, north east Argentina
Design: Foster + Partners
Faena Aleph Residences Buenos Aires
photo : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

Faena Aleph Residences – 5 Feb 2013
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.

Devoto House, near Cordoba, Argentina
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. The stone wall guides the inhabitant within the house, therefore, the rough texture of the streets are soften by the water that flows down the stone wall, a walk that is colored by the different qualities the water gives the space.

South American Architecture Projects

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

Derco Building, Chile
Guillermo Hevia H Architects
Derco Building
photograph : Guy Wenborne
El Parque architecture, Chile
Gonzalo Mardones Viviani & Asociados
El Parque architecture
image by architect
Farmacias Ahumada Building, Chile
Guillermo Hevia H Architects
Farmacias Ahumada
photograph : Juan Purcell
The 18 Fire Station building, Chile
Gonzalo Mardones Viviani & Asociados
Chile building
image by architect
Forneria San Paolo, Brazil
Marcio Kogan Arquitetos
Forneria San Paolo
photo : rômulo fialdini
Glamis Apartments, Chile
Gonzalo Mardones Viviani & Asociados
Chile apartments
image by architect
Hardware store, Ecuador
Arquitectura X
Quito architecture
photo : Sebastián Crespo
House 53, Brazil
Marcio Kogan
House 53
photo : Rômulo Fialdini
House HB, Brazil
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
photo : Nelson Kon
House 3, Ecuador
Arquitectura X
Quito house
photo : Sebastián Crespo
House in a tree garden, Ecuador
Arquitectura X
Quito Property
photo : Sebastián Crespo
House in Zapallar, Chile
Enrique Browne
House in Zapallar II
photo : Gonzalo Romero

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Osler House, Brazil
Marcio Kogan
Osler House
image : Pedro Vannucchi

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