Last October, Inhabitat was in Buenos Aires just in time for CASA FOA, an event featuring designs that raise funds towards ophthalmology research. The 2014 event is coming up soon on October 10th, so we thought we'd took a look back at some of the best designs from last year's show. Created by Mercedes Malbrán de Campos and a group of ladies back in 1983, this annual event transforms a grand unused building within the Argentine capital into a hub for design enthusiasts. Alejandro Bustillo's stunning Tornquist Bank was chosen to host the 2013 edition. We scoured the halls, scoping out the greenest and most delightful spaces and objects on show. Hit the jump to see the best of the best!
Architects Zunino+ Grillo‘s delicious bakery space La Boulangerie featured old bread tools, plenty of natural materials and a gorgeous standard copper pipe exhibitor incorporating the old bank’s safety box on their design.
The landscaping Gold Medal was for Matilde Oyharzabal and Florencia Valloud who created a clever Terraza Verde en Realidad Virtual (Virtual Reality Green Terrace) using a whole-wall mirror to create a sense of more space.
Industrial designers Patricio Barry and Cristian Izuneta’s curvy Banco Rubén bench was designed for public spaces, and constructed from a steel structure and a strong metal curtain.
WepLight unveiled a gorgeous collection of flat-pack hanging lights made from flexible wood veneer that gives off a soft warm shine.
Architects Francisco Marconi and Guadalupe Diez created a luxurious bathroom space featuring a unique chandelier constructed from natural handcrafted felt.
And last but not least was a delightful feminine space by Ernestina Anchorena and Carola Pirovano, which was decorated as a blooming winter garden for enjoying nature and reading poems.
Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat