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Hume Palace was built for a Scottish Railway Magnate in Alvear Avenue Buenos Aires

Alvear Avenue is emblematic of the elegance of Buenos Aires. The street contains an important collection of architecture from the 1900’s. In the first period, right up to the country’s first centennial, it was a street lined with Italianate villas or Victorian mansions with lush gardens. Then in the 10’s and 20’s, almost everything was replaced by private hotels of great size, inspired by the French architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as evidenced by the…

The Palacio Estrugamou apartments are a reflection of Argentina’s Golden Age

“The classic and refined is sometimes associated with formality and excess. To me, it’s the opposite. In this case, the challenge was to transform that formality into something cheerful and luminous.” Said Maria Silvia Loitegui, decorator in charge of giving new life to this wonderful apartment located in a building full of splendor: the Estrugamou Palace. The gates and its ample corridors simulate the carriages ‘ entrances of the French palaces In 1924, when the construction was completed,…

Buenos Aires: Storytelling in the city of wonders

As in any other city, Buenos Aires knows how to tell stories Anyone who has had the chance to visit Buenos Aires, has’ probably been surprised by the heterogenic style of its architecture. Walking through its streets, Buenos Aires becomes a sort of architectural tango where you are compelled to dance between the far belle époque up to the present following its visual choreography with no repetition and where there is not a determinate order. In its skyline everything lives together in a sweet harmonic…