Yesterday was the official launch of Casa FOA 2019, an event that has become, after its 35 editions, one of the most important gatherings in the world of architecture, interior design, and landscaping in Argentina. This edition will be taking place from September 13th to October 20th, and the venue chosen this time is the 5,370 square meter behemoth known as the Club del Círculo Militar in Olivos, just a few minutes to the north of Buenos Aires.
In all, 2,230 square meters will be dedicated to interior design, while the remaining 3,500 will be left for landscaping creations, all under an underlying question that will serve as a theme to this 36th edition: How do we inhabit today? As FOA’s official newsletter explains: “In the face of a globalized world, we increasingly choose to mutate spaces and, in the process, transform. We embrace flexibility and adaptability to new ways of living.”
Casa FOA, an undisputed reference to Argentina’s cultural agenda has always been a favorite here at The Bubble. Originally launched in 1985 by Mercedes Malbran de Campos in an effort to gather funds for the Jorge Malbran Ophthalmological Association of Argentina, the event has grown exponentially since. In its 34 years, 1,250 architects and interior designers have participated in the exhibition while more than four million visitors have enjoyed it. This edition will continue to further deepen the relationship between Casa FOA and its constantly growing group of attendees, as general director Marcos Malbran explained at the press conference launch: “Casa FOA invites us, once again, to reflect. To connect with objects and spaces. To explore and exploit the detail. To dialogue with ourselves and with what surrounds us.”
The event will be taking place from September 13th through October 20th, Mondays through Sundays from 12 PM to 8 PM. Fridays will feature a special time frame that extends until 11 PM in what has become known as Casa FOA Night. The Club del Círculo Militar is located at Av. del Libertador 2100, in Olivos, right in front of the official presidential residence. For more information visit the official website, as well as their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
In case you’re eager for a teaser, check out some photos of the space before it’s utterly transformed by Argentina’s most prestigious and innovative architecture and design firms below.