Estudio Galera Arquitectura

Batin House
(Image credit: Diego Medina)

Estudio Galera was founded by Ariel Galera in 2008. Based just outside Buenos Aires, the small team describe their work as a 'constant search for shapes and the effect created by natural light on matter', characterized by playful, interlocking geometry that demonstrates their desire to experiment with structure and expression. Influenced by life and culture in general - 'trips, books, good music, a meeting with friends' - they also cite the Paulista school as well as South American geniuses such as Angelo Bucci, Mathias Klotz, Felipe Assadi, Sebastián Irarrázaval, Alejandro Aravena and Smiljan Radic, and big names including Ito, Moneo, Zumthor and Koolhaas. Galera firmly believes that 'the best project is always the next one.' His studio's most successful works, such as the Kaprys House in Cariló and the KVS House in Costa Esmeralda, embody its exposed structural approach. Upcoming projects, including the Álamos House, epitomize its careful devotion to complex but elegant forms.
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Batin House

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Batin House

(Image credit: press)

KVS House

(Image credit: Diego Medina)

KVS House

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KVS House

(Image credit: press)

Pelicano House

(Image credit: Diego Medina (exteriors) & Francisco Villamil (interiors))

Pelicano House

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Pelicano House

(Image credit: press)

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).