This movement appeared in 1890-1895 in Great Britain and France before developing all around Europe and getting to Argentina. There are many typical buildings with this style in Buenos Aires, especially residential homes.
Art Nouveau, received different names according to the country and it was the first important change in the history of architecture, it was built over new theories and esthetic objectives closely related to the psychological and social development of the time.
It was more than an architectural revolution itself, Art Nouveau built a decorative change with the introduction of shapes mainly with a decorative nature. Its elegant and winding movements took the nature as a model, specially the plants. This style adopted the curve line getting inspired in the shapes of the flowers and was characterized by an asymmetric organization. Some specialists consider this style as the beginning of the modern architecture.