"This paper will discuss the work of two Argentinean architects who used an interesting reinterpretation of the concept of a patio. 1- In the public sector, the work of Miguel Roca with his proposal for the center and the neighborhoods of the city. This work was initiated in the 1980's and has been continued by new administrations until today. 2- In the private sector, the paper will turn to the work of Jose Ignacio Diaz. By using the characteristic construction material of the city (brick), his buildings provided balconies, livable "patios at higher level", and generated small piazzas, creating a sense of enclosure which redefines the street as the city's communal place."