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El Ateneo – from Opera House to Bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

This bookstore has been in business for quite some time, nevertheless it still deserves to be honored. The story of the place started in May 1919 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; it opened as a theater named Teatro Gran Splendid. The building, designed by Pero and Torres Armengol, had a capacity of 1,050 sits and covered plenty of various performances. Later on in late the twenties it was converted into a cinema and in 1929 it premiered the first film with voice presented in Argentina. In 2000, the opera premises were leased by El Ateneo and Yenni booksellers – Grupo Ilhsa. This decision brought a big makeover… Read more »

An Intriguing Over-ground Home Pool [PHOTOS]

Pools have been always a happy addition to homes with a backyard, while home-pool designs vary drastically, this featured one though has quiet a unique concept. In a Devoto, Argentina home, designer Andres Remy showed off his talent with a modern above-ground outdoor pool elevating from the surrounding landscape with a see-through glass wall. The brilliance behind the design lies in his choice of position of the pool, where the glass side faces the sun for the first half of the day, warming up the water for a dip at anytime. The pool is also oriented to be visible for… Read more »

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