Emerging Voices 2015
Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto
Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto are principals of Guadalajara-based ATELIER ARS°, founded by Guerrero in 2000. The firm draws on historical references, architectural precedents, and traditional building techniques, believing “a good building [is] a record of a relevant tradition.” Recent projects include SMO House, House with 7 Courtyards, and House and Studio in Mar Chapálico, residential buildings that complement the natural environment and reinterpret modernist typologies. Headquarters for Levering Trade and NOVASEM express the beauty of industrial architecture and create new spatial relationships between building and landscape, while the TID Annex at ITESO University, a model fabrication space for architecture students, considers air as an “essential material.” Collectively, ARS°’s projects combine the structural clarity and forms of modernism with a deep appreciation for local craftsmanship and the handmade.
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Published: May 26, 2015
Two 2015 Emerging Voices were joined by prominent architects, critics, and others in the field to explore the material aesthetic of the handmade and “finding the project within the project.”
March 19, 2015 | Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto | With deep appreciation for local craftsmanship, ATELIER ARS° reinterprets modernist typologies in a contemporary language.
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