S-AR

S-AR is an award-winning architectural design studio based in Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico. Founded in 2006, it is led by César Guerrero and Ana Cecilia Garza. The studio’s practice is defined by an attempt to value the natural resources of a place as opposed to dominating or destroying them. Its designs are informed by a consideration of the best use of resources, not only those that have an energetic impact on a project, but also the cultural, climatic and human implications, which can have an intrinsic impact.

Platform Pavilion, 2021
Stairs Pavilion, 2021
Cylinder Pavilion, 2021
S-AR has developed a project of three temporary wooden structures for HOUSE OF COMMONS. These pavilions are respectfully placed in the natural landscapes at Alby and in the Alby Park on the island of Jeløya. Produced from local wood and recycled materials, they are designed to avoid causing any permanent damage. Each will be used to present projects and performances over the course of the biennale. The Platform Pavilion is placed in a dense spruce forest and houses the work of Siri Hermansen. The Staircase Pavilion is situated below Alby Farm, where a former workers’ home was located, and it houses the work of Daisuke Kosugi. The Cylinder Pavilion is located in Alby Park and will host local projects, mediation, outreach and education activities.

Cylinder7

Stairs5

Stairs6

Platform2

Platform4

Images:
An installation photo of S-AR’s Cylinder pavilion (2021)..
Photo: Eivind Lauritzen / MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practitioner.

An installation photo of S-AR’s Cylinder pavilion (2021)..
Photo: Eivind Lauritzen / MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practitioner.

An installation photo of S-AR’s Stairs pavilion (2021).
Photo: Eivind Lauritzen / MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practitioner.

An installation photo of S-AR’s Stairs pavilion (2021).
Photo: Eivind Lauritzen / MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practitioner.

An installation photo of S-AR’s Platform pavilion (2021).
Photo: Eivind Lauritzen / MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practitioner.

An installation photo of S-AR’s Platform pavilion (2021).
Photo: Eivind Lauritzen / MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practitioner.