Tag: la boca

05
Nov
2011

buenos aires: the other costanera sur

Buenos Aires, La Boca, Costanera Sur, ex-Ciudad Deportiva

Most people associate the Costanera Sur with choripan & a wonderful sculpture by Lola Mora. Todo bien. But there’s actually more of the old public bathing area which extends into La Boca. A dead-end on the map, I’ve always to explore that corner of Buenos Aires. Today was the day.

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07
Aug
2010

buenos aires: ciae architecture 2

CIAE, Usina Pedro de Mendoza, Chiogna, La Boca

The CIAE ensured that Juan Chiogna’s Romanesque Revival spread throughout Buenos Aires plus its southern suburbs & remains a distinct feature of the urban area.

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16
Jun
2008

housing for the masses: casa colectiva martín rodríguez, 1943

Buenos Aires, La Boca, Casa Colectiva Martín Rodríguez, 1943

It was the end of an era. The ineffectiveness of the Comisión Nacional de Casas Baratas (CNCB) was evident by the end of the 1930’s. Proof can be seen in the huge number of alternative organizations suggested by city officials & the national Congress. Also, the number of constructed units was only small percentage of original projections. A new commission was formed in 1943…

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