Collection by Kelsey Keith

Latin America's Best Modern Homes


Latin America's design scene is heating up, from artisan-made goods making their way to US department stores to the massive architecture projects going up in advance of the World Cup and Olympic Games. These homes from the Dwell archives represent some of the southern hemisphere's best residential modernism. And don't forget to check out our city guides on Lima, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago, and São Paolo.

José Roberto, who says his family is always cooking something, prepares a snack with Jimena on the Ariston gas cooktop...
A wooden partition separates the dining room from the living room.
The living room resembles a Sticotti furniture showroom: The architect designed the couch, coffee tables, and stumplike...
Once past the main threshold, the house opens up to the outside, literally and figuratively.
The dining area feels like an extension of the pool, with water channels on two sides.
Architect José Roberto Paredes’s crowning achievement is the freestanding concrete roof that wraps around the structure.
For photographer Reinaldo Cóser and his family of four, the best way to deal with the sometimes-draining throb of...