South America Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around South America.

This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.
 - a month ago
Lush Gardens Infuse Tropical Vibes in This Chic Brazilian Home
Lush Gardens Infuse Tropical Vibes in This Chic Brazilian Home
In São Paulo, a modern abode maximizes natural light and integrates a strong sense of the outdoors.
 - 2 months ago
An Expansive Grass Roof Tops This Modern Brazilian Home
An Expansive Grass Roof Tops This Modern Brazilian Home
Sandwiched between two concrete slabs, a modern holiday home is fully integrated into nature.
 - 2 months ago
Two Eclectic Volumes Unite This  Contemporary Chilean Home
Two Eclectic Volumes Unite This Contemporary Chilean Home
Perched 1,476 feet above sea level, a modern home is designed to beautifully embrace its coastal setting.
 - 2 months ago
This Modular Home in Chile Has Us Seeing Red—in a Good Way
This Modular Home in Chile Has Us Seeing Red—in a Good Way
The crimson dwelling, nestled in the Chilean commune of San José de Maipo, is composed of four modules stacked to form a cube-like structure.
 - 3 months ago
This Chilean Concrete Home Levitates Off a Coastal Slope
This Chilean Concrete Home Levitates Off a Coastal Slope
Stretching along the Chilean coast, reinforced concrete beams come together to create a striking, sculptural home.
 - 3 months ago
Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
When constricted by a lack of square footage, a team of São Paulo–based architects cleverly use light, color, and texture to create a bigger home.
 - 4 months ago
A Modern Concrete Retreat by Oscar Niemeyer Is Available For the First Time
A Modern Concrete Retreat by Oscar Niemeyer Is Available For the First Time
Previously kept a secret, an undulating concrete home designed by the legendary Brazilian architect is listed for the first time at approximately $3,913,650.
 - 5 months ago
A Mesmerizing Pool Dominates This Brazilian Home
A Mesmerizing Pool Dominates This Brazilian Home
A pool with panoramic glass walls becomes an alluring work of art in this Brazilian apartment.
 - 5 months ago
This Slender Concrete Home in Brazil Feels Like an Urban Jungle
This Slender Concrete Home in Brazil Feels Like an Urban Jungle
Cleverly placed apertures pierce this skinny residence in Maringá, granting the lush interior an airy feel.
 - 5 months ago
A Brazilian Bachelor Pad Embraces Light and Darkness
A Brazilian Bachelor Pad Embraces Light and Darkness
An architect tasked with opening up a small yet light-filled apartment does so with a few unexpectedly dark turns.
 - 5 months ago