|Sumario:||The new chapter of our research is devoted to enlighten the omnipresent contribution of
Antonio and Carlos Vilar to Buenos Aires architectural heritage. Their work, individually and
in partnership, is relevant though far from being recognised in its real dimension.
While Antonio Vilar’s work was mostly -though not exclusively- devoted to public and big
scale projects, Carlos Vilar, who collaborated with his brother in some of them, focused his
practice on individual and middle scale buildings for housing. Both based their proposals on
the international Modern Movement principles but rooted them into the local context.
Antonio Vilar was a pioneer in different fields: integral design, building rationality and even
cultural preservation. Carlos Vilar explored the housing programme in deep. Their aesthetics,
based on the strict attachment to functionality and efficiency became a reference for the
architecture of middle 20th century. Both contributions are being revisited in this preliminary
report in an attempt to enhance their legacy.|