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63 Latin American Architecture Examples

From Beachside Brazilian Homes to Eco Mexican Hotels

— October 31, 2014 — Art & Design
These Latin American architecture examples range from beachside Brazilian abodes to sustainable Mexican hotels that rely on modern technology and eco-friendly construction practices.

When looking at Latin American architecture, a focus on the environment is present. The region's newly built structures are fresh and modern in their aesthetic and are frequently designed to conserve energy and to efficiently utilize their region's available resources.

From green-wall hotel facades to solar panel implementations, these modern architecture examples are highly sophisticated in their concept. Marrying modern principles with traditional building practices, the Latin American architecture pieces will inspire other design projects around the globe.

These examples are not only sustainable but are also designed to withstand changing climates and weather conditions.
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Energy-Saving Headquarters
Energy-Saving Headquarters
Hoflab Completes the Unified Building Institutions in Italy
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Coiled Serpent Structures
Coiled Serpent Structures
Architect Smiljan Radic is the Mastermind Behind the Serpentine Pavilion
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Bold Cultural Boutiques
Bold Cultural Boutiques
This Menswear Shop Takes Cues from Colonial Architecture
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Curtain-Encircling Abodes
Curtain-Encircling Abodes
The Toledo House is Made to Withstand the Heat of Guatemala
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Vibrant-Hued Homes
Vibrant-Hued Homes
The Coral House Stands Out in the Neighborhood
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Cross-Connected Abodes
Cross-Connected Abodes
'Two Houses Conde' are Joined in a Seamless Manner
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57
Stained Glass Botanical Gardens
Stained Glass Botanical Gardens
The Cosmovitral by Leopoldo Flores is a Colorful Plant Sanctuary
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Blocked Glass Abodes
Blocked Glass Abodes
Andres Remy Arquitectos Creates the Carrara House in Argentina
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Angular Topography Interiors
Angular Topography Interiors
The Conarte Library by Anagrama Encourages Creative Learning
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Chilean Desert Structures
Chilean Desert Structures
This Unique Campus Design is Inspired by Its Natural Surroundings
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Netted Minimalism Retailers
Netted Minimalism Retailers
Munich Shoes Santiago by Dear Design Embraces Futuristic Elements
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52
Geometrically Independent Abodes
Geometrically Independent Abodes
La Leonera House Uses Two Distinct Shapes
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Monolithic Glacier Museums
Monolithic Glacier Museums
The Glacarium Resembles the Very Formations it Hopes to Save
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50
Automated Ventilation Architecture
Automated Ventilation Architecture
The House Mecano by ROBLESARQ Features Easy Airflow
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49
Crooked Frame Architecture
Crooked Frame Architecture
The Unbalanced Hotel Embraces its Dramatic Landscape by Framing it
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Glowing Shell Structures
Glowing Shell Structures
Smiljan Radic Was Chosen to Design The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
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Shell-Shaped Concrete Auditoriums
Shell-Shaped Concrete Auditoriums
Mozarteum Brasileiro Theater is a Modern Design
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46
Trippy Technicolored Spas
Trippy Technicolored Spas
The Wax Revolution Polanco Hair Removal Studio is Whimsical
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45
Beachside Chilean Residences
Beachside Chilean Residences
WMR Arquitectos' Casa Swift House Boasts a Sleek and Modern Look
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Vibrant Block-Like Architecture
Vibrant Block-Like Architecture
Panama Biomuseo’s Unique Architecture is Vibrant and Symboli
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Abstract School Houses
Abstract School Houses
This Colorful School Room Makes Use of a Once-Abandoned Space
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Monumental Peruvian Party Pads
Monumental Peruvian Party Pads
This Stunning Beach Estate is Perfect for Entertaining Guests
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Symmetrical Honeycomb Stores
Symmetrical Honeycomb Stores
This New Furniture Store in Brazil Boasts Honeycomb Designs
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40
Ancient Floating Dwellings
Ancient Floating Dwellings
South America's Uros Island Homes are Unbelievable
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Achromatic Columbian Residences
Achromatic Columbian Residences
The GM1 House Exemplifies Remarkable Columbian Architecture
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38
Temporary Scaffolding Museums
Temporary Scaffolding Museums
The Schaustelle Pavilion Will Be Home to Museum Installations
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Sustainably Monolithic Museums
Sustainably Monolithic Museums
Museo Maya de América is the Largest Museum in Central America
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36
Lake View Mansions
Lake View Mansions
The Kelowna House Overlooks the Okanagan Lake
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Catilevered Cove Homes
Catilevered Cove Homes
The Gambier Island House Features a Private View
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Invigorating Outdoor Homes
Invigorating Outdoor Homes
The BK House Integrates Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
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Sensory South-American Eateries
Sensory South-American Eateries
The Barrio East London Restaurant Embraces Vivid Design Details
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Sloping Lakeside Homes
Sloping Lakeside Homes
This Lake View Home Features a Modern Silhouette
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Sleek Geometric Properties
Sleek Geometric Properties
This Modern Abode by Craft Arquitectos is Fire Truck Red
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30
Affordable Vacuum-Like Elevators
Affordable Vacuum-Like Elevators
This Vacuum Elevator Uses a Pneumatic System to Operate
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29
Stacked Jungle Gym Schools
Stacked Jungle Gym Schools
The Columbia University Medical Centre is a Complex Glass Labyrinth
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28
Juxtaposed Mexican Hotels
Juxtaposed Mexican Hotels
The Downtown Mexico Hotel Brings Colonial and Modern Style Together
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27
Mood Responsive Resorts
Mood Responsive Resorts
The Hotel Encanto in Acapulco is Responsive to Moods and Colors
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26
Trusting Open-Concept Architecture
Trusting Open-Concept Architecture
Casa Seta by Martin Dulanto is Open to the Public
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Organic Urban Architecture
Organic Urban Architecture
'Praxis of Flow' Redefines Interior and Exterior Interaction
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24
Twisted Jenga Apartments
Twisted Jenga Apartments
The Writhing Tower is a Sky Condominium Designed by LYCS Architects
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Open-Faced Architecture
Open-Faced Architecture
The S House by Domenack Architects Has a Free-Flowing Concept
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Charitable Housing Designs
Charitable Housing Designs
Casa Uno by Hans Mayr Helps Homeless Mexican Families Find Shelter
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Transparent Terminal Structures
Transparent Terminal Structures
This Cruise Stop by Checkwitch Poiron Architects is Chic
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Boxy Oceanside Abodes
Boxy Oceanside Abodes
The Javier Artadi Beach House is a Stone Enclosed Masterpiece
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Motherly Love Architecture
Motherly Love Architecture
Benjamin Garcia Saxe Builds Bamboo Haven for his Mama
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18
Glass Oceanfront Condos
Glass Oceanfront Condos
Will Genesis Puntarenas Revitalize Costa Rica's Real Estate Market?
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Retro Beach Abodes
Retro Beach Abodes
The House in Palabritas Beach by Metropolis is 60s-Inspired
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Element-Embracing Abodes
Element-Embracing Abodes
The 'Lefevre' Beach House is a Division Between Sand and Water
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15
Rectangular Boxed Beach Homes
Rectangular Boxed Beach Homes
The House in Las Arenas by Javier Artadi is Unconventional
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Affordable Lavish Inns
Affordable Lavish Inns
Hostal La Buena Vida Lets You Travel in Style Without Breaking the Bank
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13
Remixed Chapel Concepts
Remixed Chapel Concepts
The Notre Dame Haiti Cathedral Modernizes a Classic Design
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Concrete Coastal Castles
Concrete Coastal Castles
The Alvarez Beach House Has Contemporary Charm and Character
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Coke Crate Installations
Coke Crate Installations
The Upcycling Pavilion by BNKR Arquitectura Uses 5,000 Coca-Cola Cases
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10
Industrial Hidden Bars
Industrial Hidden Bars
The Victoria Brown Coffee Shop Features a Hidden Bar
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Recycled Bottle Abodes
Recycled Bottle Abodes
La Casa de Botellas is a Plastic Bottle House in Argentina
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8
Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
The Casa Playa Las Lomas I-05 is a Designer's Dream
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Water Treatment Architecture
Water Treatment Architecture
Conversing with Water Project Integrates Eco Behavior with Building
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Sunlight-Flooded Homes
Sunlight-Flooded Homes
The Devoto House in Argentina by Andres Remy Arquitectos Studies the Sun
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Lifeguard Tower Homes
Lifeguard Tower Homes
The ISEAMI House by Robles Architects is a Perfect Vacation Getaway
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Hand-Picked Vacation Homes
Hand-Picked Vacation Homes
Welcome Beyond Curates the World's Most Luxe Boutique Hotels & Estates
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Zero-Maintenance Abodes
Zero-Maintenance Abodes
BAK Arquitectos Builds the Casa Mar Azul in a Forested Setting
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Majestic Modern Homes
Majestic Modern Homes
House in La Encantada Plays with Light and Form for a Contemporary Feel
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Upscale Fast Food Cafes
Upscale Fast Food Cafes
This Fast Food Restaurant Design Encourages Lounging
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