Alejandro Bustillo (1889-1982) was an Argentine painter and architect who left his mark in various tourist destinations in Argentina, especially in the Andean region of the Patagonia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. The Andes form the world's longest exposed Mountain range. They lie as a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. Llao LLaojpg|thumb|250px| Lake Nahuel Huapi, near Bariloche, Argentina
Born in Buenos Aires on 18 May 1889, son of María Luisa Madero and Dr. Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern José María Bustillo, he completed his secondary school studies in Otto Krause Technical School. The Escuela Técnica Otto Krause is an educational institution located at the junction of the streets Paseo Colón and Chile in the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina He later entered the School of Architecture in the University of Buenos Aires and graduated from there as an architect in 1914. The University of Buenos Aires (in Spanish Universidad de Buenos Aires - ( UBA) is the largest University in Argentina, founded on August
He obtained his first professional experience working on the design of estancias, including one for his own family, Estancia La Primavera in 1918. An Estancia is the Spanish word for Ranch. These ranches are usually larger than ranches in North America Two years later he returned to Buenos Aires. After a visit to Paris, Bustillo undertook two major projects for Carlos Tornquist in Buenos Aires, by designing the family’s house (now the Belgium Embassy) in 1923, and the Tornquist Bank (now the Credit Lyonais Bank) in 1928. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
From 1924 until 1937 he consolidated his career with a large number of works including commercial buildings, private houses and rental property. In 1932 he began the transformation of an old pumping station in Libertador Avenue, Buenos Aires, into the new headquarters for the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Museo de Bellas Artes may refer to the following art museums National art museums Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, Argentina In 1935 he worked for the governor of the Misiones Province on the design of the governor’s residence, San Martín Square, the municipal park, the police station and the surroundings of the Jesuit ruins of San Ignacio. San Ignacio Miní was one of the many missions founded in 1632 by the Jesuits in the Americas during the Spanish colonial period near present-day
In 1938 he began some of his most important works by winning the competition for the design of the Llao Llao Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche, an important tourist centre. The Llao Llao is a famous Hotel in the northwest Patagonia region of Argentina. San Carlos de Bariloche is a city in the, situated on the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by lakes ( Nahuel Huapi, Gutiérrez Lake, Moreno The building, made almost entirely of wood, was destroyed by fire soon after its completion in 1939 and a year later Bustillo built a new hotel out of reinforced concrete and stone. In 1939, another one of his works, the Mar del Plata Casino was opened and he started on the design of the building for the headquarters of the Banco Nacional de Buenos Aires which was finally opened in 1944. Mar del Plata is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Buenos Aires Province, south of Buenos Aires. In 1946 he completed the Hotel Provincial and other works of urbanization in Mar del Plata.
His last works began in 1977 and he died in Buenos Aires on 3 November 1982 at the age of 93 having completed over 250 projects.
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