Posts Tagged ‘ Argentina ’

Character Illustrations by Pablo Lobato


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Pablo Lobato is a graphic designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Soon after finishing his studies, Pablo started working as a graphic designer for different magazines. This, however, only lasted five years, since total boredom drove him back to his first passion – illustrations. Today, Pablo has made quite a name for him self in Argentina where he lives and works. In Pablo’s portfolio there are clients such as New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, LA Times Magazine, LA Magazine, The New Republic, Boston Globe, Texas Monthly, Cosmopolitan Germany, Chief Executive, Flare, AARP, Paste Magazine, New York Daily News.

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Kian Eriksen – Dakar 2013


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The Dakar, 8000 kilometers through sands & roads between Peru, Chile & Argentina. Kian Eriksen, photographer and art director from South Africa, travelled over the ocean to see and capture the amazing shots offered by the Dakar race.

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Contemporary House, M Buenos Aires in Argentina


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Argentinian architectural practice Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos and Analia Messina have designed  project. The beautiful property can be found in Lujan, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It is a single-family house project which was designed from its orientation and environmental characteristics. The house relates with the environment by its transparency and also introducing three patios, that divide the different areas of the house, mostly solved on the ground floor. The ground floor is connected to the master bedroom by a contemporary stair. On the south face of the house, the main access and all the services were located in order to generate a total permeability to the north side and the environment. The use of materials such as concrete, glass and wood where used to achieve architectural synthesis.

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‘Iron Man 3’ Opens to Massive $195.3 Million Overseas


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Marvel Studios and Disney’s Iron Man 3 has blasted into the stratosphere overseas, opening to $195.3 million from 42 markets to beat last year’s global blockbuster The Avengers, which debuted to $185.1 million internationally. Box office observers agree that Iron Man 3 is playing more like a sequel to last summer’s The Avengers — which featured a myriad of Marvel superheroes, including Downey’s Iron Man — than a follow-up to Iron Man 2, which posted a foreign opening of roughly $100 million in 2010. Iron Man 3 broke a slew of records, scoring the biggest weekend ever in Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. It also scored the top Marvel opening in another raft of markets. The tentpole broke numerous records for 113 IMAX theaters, which took in $7.2 million for a per screen average of $64,000, coming in ahead of any Marvel title, including Avengers. Teaming Robert Downey Jr. with franchise newcomer, director Shane Black, Iron Man 3 opened at the international box office ahead of its May 3 North American launch, as Iron Man 2 did in 2010.

The World’s Major Cities… Then And Now.


Everyone knows that as time goes on, people grow, places change, and entire civilizations evolve, but seeing these types of changes in photographs really make the point hit home.  This collection of large cities from all over the world proves that better than just the thought.  From the city I reside in (San Francisco) to the Upsala Glacier in Argentina, you can see right before your eyes how much change has hit certain places.

The FYF Residence.


Los Angeles-based architecture practice patterns has sent us images of their recently finished single-family house in Argentina, ‘FYF Residence’.  Located in the outskirts of rosario, a city approximately 300 km north of buenos aires, the single-storey dwelling aims to challenge the flat homogeneity of the traditional neighborhood it sits adjacent.  The 200 m2 project was conceived as a monolithic form punctuated by subtle inflections that establish a complex spatial identity for both the exterior and the interior.  Through a number of folds and bends, the cast-on-site reinforced concrete shell forms the body of the house; perforations in areas of transition serves as openings, resulting in an internal environment that is well lit, cross-ventilated, and offers oblique views.  The effects of transparency and mass is explored through systematic cuts of both the facade and roof.

Located within viewing distance from the main communal area, a pliant pool stretches the body of the house while activating a dynamic sequence of movement and views to the landscape beyond.  The projecting roof near the pool area is broken down into a number of flat compartments that altogether form the complex curvature of the house’s surface.  The clients, who are an agricultural engineer and a landscape designer, had requested that a small greenhouse be integrated into the design.  Instead of placing it in a separate and autonomous structure on the site, the architects situated the green house in a continuous spatial sequence with the interior social spaces.  A small curving lightwell defines the central corridor of the house while illuminating the interior with natural daylight.