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Buenos Aires’ 2014 CASA FOA Design Event Captivates Visitors at the Renovated Abbey of San Benito

Buenos Aires’ 2014 CASA FOA Design Event Captivates Visitors at the Renovated Abbey of San Benito

Pura Home mixes avant-garde design with natural materials, and this sweet, low stool combines a natural wood frame with a tactile woollen cushion. Estudio Modo Casa designed a dark, masculine

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A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

Last year's CASA FOA was set at the old Tornquist Bank; a 1926 Neoclassical National Monument right in right Buenos Aires' city center. Architect Julio Oropel's Wine Bar Trapiche welcomed visitors

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20 Inspiring Designs From Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseño 2014

20 Inspiring Designs From Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseño 2014

Tucumán designer Carolina Vera creates unique stools and coat stands made from old broomsticks, as showcased at the fairs' 14th edition this year. Matias Vinograd upcycles old tires into colorful

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Shipping Container Crowds a Tiny Room to Critique the Industrial Age

Shipping Container Crowds a Tiny Room to Critique the Industrial Age

Artist Jorge Macchi criticizes global trade and industrialism with this intriguing shipping container art installation. Previously on display at Mamba in Buenos Aires, the 'Container' is placed diagonally

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Vicious Fish Chomped Off Swimmer’s Fingers and Toes in Argentina

Vicious Fish Chomped Off Swimmer’s Fingers and Toes in Argentina

Argentinean bathers enjoying a Christmas day dip in the appropriately named Parana River got more than they bargained for when a school of carnivorous fish attacked about 70 swimmers. Lifeguards near the

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Rafael Viñoly’s Innovative Fortabat Museum Boasts a Retractable Roof That Syncs Up with the Sun

Rafael Viñoly’s Innovative Fortabat Museum Boasts a Retractable Roof That Syncs Up with the Sun

Located in an up-and-coming area of Buenos Aires called Puerto Madero, the Museo Fortabat opened its doors in 2008 after six years of construction. It was designed by prominent Uruguayan architect Rafael

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PHOTOS: Living the Green Life at an ‘Echo Village’ Immersed in Buenos Aires’ Delta

PHOTOS: Living the Green Life at an ‘Echo Village’ Immersed in Buenos Aires’ Delta

Upon arriving, it's difficult to believe that you're still in Buenos Aires. But it takes just 1 hour by train, 45 minutes by boat, and a short 5 minute walk through a green tunnel, you'll find yourself

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Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseno Showcases Brilliant Eco Designs from Across Argentina

Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseno Showcases Brilliant Eco Designs from Across Argentina

In addition to a collection of accessories and home ware made from biodegradable felt, studio Planar displayed "Armando," an elegant modular shelving unit that uses no glue no screws and is extremely

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Modularflex Disaster Shelters Pop Up Where They Are Needed Most

Modularflex Disaster Shelters Pop Up Where They Are Needed Most

Anyone who has ever struggled to pitch a tent can attest to how difficult it can be to assemble a temporary shelter. Add the stress of a natural calamity, and every second saved by quick and simple

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Work and Pleasure Go Together at Nidolab’s Tiny Home Office in Argentina

Work and Pleasure Go Together at Nidolab’s Tiny Home Office in Argentina

The first thing to notice about the Home Office on display in Buenos Aires is the curious mossy carpet at the onset of the floating timber platform that accommodates a large conference table. In addition

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Luxury Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Aims for LEED Certification

Luxury Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Aims for LEED Certification

The Buenos Aires Grand Hotel may have just opened in October, but it is already gunning for LEED certification.  The modern hotel has all the comfort and amenities of a luxury hotel, with the

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DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

When designing a new Contemporary Art Museum for Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero district, Shanghai-based architecture firm DEDODESIGN chose to depart from the classical architecture commonly found in the

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Buenos Aires’ Newly Opened ‘Picnic’ Is the City’s First Vegan Fast Food Restaurant

Buenos Aires’ Newly Opened ‘Picnic’ Is the City’s First Vegan Fast Food Restaurant

Although Picnic is a fast-food restaurant, it purchases its produce fresh and local everyday and makes all of its food on site. Within its three floors "the vegan McDonald's" can accomodate up to 120

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6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

Guy Laramee's Gorgeous Landscapes Carved Into Books In two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, artist Guy Laramee used vintage encyclopedias to create his epic sculptures. Laramee carefully

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Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Temaikén's Aviary is the biggest in South America and holds around 2,500 birds that live inside and outside the big net structures. Visitors can walk through the Aviary´s path to see the birds in

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VU35 Crafts Collapsible Shelves From Recycled Film and Rescued Wood

VU35 Crafts Collapsible Shelves From Recycled Film and Rescued Wood

Film buffs and DIYers can both appreciate these awesome film strip bookshelves made by a special collaboration of two Buenos Aires based designers. Lucas Desimone from the green geniuses at Baumm and

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Buenos Aires’ Magnificently Restored Hippodromo Racing Venue Keeps the Old and the New in Harmony

Buenos Aires’ Magnificently Restored Hippodromo Racing Venue Keeps the Old and the New in Harmony

Located in the lush green neighborhood of Palermo, the venue holds a fantastic Beaux-Art tribune that was originally built in 1908 and features an undulating glass facade. With an elegant restaurant

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Floralis Generica is a Giant Metal Flower That Blooms Daily in Buenos Aires

Floralis Generica is a Giant Metal Flower That Blooms Daily in Buenos Aires

Located at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations Park), the flower's surrounding park area is well looked after by the local government and the Tetra Pak Foundation. Its stark modern image creates

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Buenos Aires’ Faena Arts Center Opens in a Renovated Mill With a Colorful Interactive Installation

Buenos Aires’ Faena Arts Center Opens in a Renovated Mill With a Colorful Interactive Installation

The Faena Arts Center opened its doors at the end of last year and now boasts an immaculate marble staircase that takes visitors straight to the main room. A giant photograph of the old machinery room --

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Vertical Safari: Crazy Skyscraper Zoo has a Built-in Ferris Wheel

Vertical Safari: Crazy Skyscraper Zoo has a Built-in Ferris Wheel

Influx Studio has proposed a crazy plan that launches the traditional zoo far into the future. Submitted for consideration to the city of Buenos Aires, the project was inspired by wildlife safaris in

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PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

Kind and enthusiastic Pablo Blefari showed us around the space, and as soon as we entered the building, we were welcomed by a reception space that is both colorful and clean. Small replicas of  local

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The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires’ Puro Diseno Fair

The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires’ Puro Diseno Fair

[/caption] As soon as you enter the massive labyrinth of stands, you are met with Kuku's lovely little stand. You probably remember the plant pots made from old light bulbs from out Spring Greening

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Spiraling Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Donated Books Pops Up in Buenos Aires

Spiraling Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Donated Books Pops Up in Buenos Aires

Built in San Martin square, the book version of the Tower of Babel spirals up 25 meters into the air affording visitors with spectacular views of the city. The seven story tower is covered in 30,000 books

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Fantastic Plastic Objects Made from Trash by Buenos Aires’ Cartoneros

Fantastic Plastic Objects Made from Trash by Buenos Aires’ Cartoneros

After the 2001 economic crisis that hit Argentina, thousands of people that had lost their jobs were pressed to learn how to survive by collecting and selling urban rubbish to local recycling centers.

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Buenos Aires’ Spectacular Planetario Galileo Galilei Sparkles With Thousands of LEDs

Buenos Aires’ Spectacular Planetario Galileo Galilei Sparkles With Thousands of LEDs

Planetario Galileo Galilei was designed by architect Enrique Jan and it opened its doors in 1962. Its galactic shape, inspired by Saturn, features five floors, six helicoidal sets of stairs, and a

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Our Cities Ourselves: Ten Global Cities Reimagined for Sustainable Transport

Our Cities Ourselves: Ten Global Cities Reimagined for Sustainable Transport

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) selected ten diverse design teams to sustainably redesign mobility in their urban centers. These architects and urban planners have re-framed

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Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

If you're an eco-conscious traveller planning to visit Buenos Aires on a tight budget, don't worry, you don't have to leave your green lifestyle behind. The Eco-Pampa Hostel located in the

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Banzai’s Eco-Friendly Longboards Swap Maple for Bamboo

Banzai’s Eco-Friendly Longboards Swap Maple for Bamboo

Bamboo just seems to be the perfect wood alternative, particularly for building hot eco-friendly urban slide boards.

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Stylish and Sustainable Home Hotel is Ahead of the Green Movement in Buenos Aires

Stylish and Sustainable Home Hotel is Ahead of the Green Movement in Buenos Aires

Among the first of its kind in Buenos Aires, Home Hotel is a ‘green’ beacon leading the way in the Argentine hospitality industry. Opening over five years ago when the environmental movement was just

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Argentinian Apartment Showcases Recycled Materials

Argentinian Apartment Showcases Recycled Materials

The original 42 sq meter plot included a patio at the entrance; one room downstairs comprising the kitchen, dining and living room; and one bedroom upstairs. A new two-story addition to the home was built

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