Tag: barracas

10
Dec
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, odds & ends

Buenos Aires, Barracas, Estación Hipólito Yrigoyen

A neighborhood as large & complex as Barracas has a number of elements that don’t fit into any of the previous categories…

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06
Dec
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, services

Buenos Aires, Barracas, Iglesia de Santa Felicitas

With a population of about 80,000 people, Barracas has lots of space to provide all the public services necessary: parks, hospitals, churches, synagogues & more.

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01
Dec
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, residential

Buenos Aires, Barracas, residential

Given that Barracas has been divided into so many different parcels & has such an industrial character, few people consider it a prime residential area. That wasn’t always the case.

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25
Nov
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, industrial

Buenos Aires, Barracas, industria

Probably its most defining characteristic, factories & warehouses can be found scattered all around Barracas. Everywhere. There’s no escape.

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24
Nov
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, divisions

Buenos Aires, Barracas, map

Barracas is big. It’s bulky. And this southern barrio has a reputation for being bad. But it’s one of my favorite areas of Buenos Aires. Hopefully this series of posts will dispel some of the misrepresentations about Barracas & encourage people to explore it.

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27
Jan
2007

housing for the masses: microbarrio monseñor espinosa, 1923

Buenos Aires, Barracas, Microbarrio Monseñor Espinosa, 1923

Contrasting greatly with the previous complex, these semi-detached chalets are like a little piece of paradise. Also built with fundraising money from the Unión Popular Católica Argentina, land was donated by the Pereyra Iraola & Herrera Vega families. Gardens cut through 60 units in a cross shape, & note that this is not the size of a city block… but it’s about half of an overly large block. In fact, the odd shape is due to following the diagonal line of the existing layout. Designed by Carlos Cucullu, it has been wonderfully maintained & I would love to live there.

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