The article aims to analyze the period in which constructive activity,credit-granting, and promotion of massive housing by the State were at theirmost intensive in the history of Argentina. From the perspective of the historyof architecture and the city, it addresses the two poles of the policies duringthat period: high density housing projects and the actions in shantytowns(villas de emergencia). These topics are developed through the analysis ofthree cases that each represent specific moments within the chosen period.The analysis emphasizes the conditions that led to the adoption in Argentinaof architectural solutions that were not the most frequented in other LatinAmerican countries.Keywords: Argentinian Modern Architecture, Housing Policies, Architectureand Politics, Architecture and Urban Development, Shanty towns
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Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
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