S-AR is an architectural design studio based in Mexico (Monterrey and Mexico City).
S-AR is formally established as a professional firm in 2006. Their work focuses on the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies from private, experimental and social houses to architectural installations, educational buildings and design of furniture and other objects including books and independent publications about architecture.
Their work has been awarded the Emerging Voices Award by The Architectural League of New York (New York, U.S.A., 2016), the Design Vanguard Award by Architectural Record for emerging architects (New York, U.S.A., 2013), the 1st. Place in the XXI Cemex Building National Award 2012 (Mexico, 2012), the 1st. Place in National Competition “Bicentennial Elementary School” (Mexico, 2008), they received the Young Artists Grant “Jovenes Creadores” CONACULTA – FONCA (Arts and Culture Mexican Council) in the discipline of Architectural Design (Mexico, 2009), they were part of the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling at MoMA – Museum of Modern Art (New York, U.S.A., 2007), won an Honorable Mention in the International Competition “Possible Cities” organized by ARPAFIL (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2009), they were finalist for the Museo Experimental el Eco Pavilion in Mexico City (Mexico, 2014), selected finalist for Mexico in the IX BIAU – Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (Rosario, Argentina, 2014), selected -Emerging Designer- in the Present for the Arts in Mexico by La Tempestad Magazine of Arts (Mexico, 2014), selected to represent Mexico in the BAL – Latin-American Biennial of Architecture (Mexico – Spain – LATAM, 2015), selected to be part of the Mexico´s Pavilion in the 15 and 16 Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia – 15th and 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (Mexico – Italy, 2016 / 2018) and selected to participate in the XX Chilean Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (Valparaiso, Chile, 2017). Their work has been part of the exhibition series of Monoambiente, Gallery of Design and Architecture (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and of the exhibitions program of LIGA, Space for Architecture, Mexico City (Mexico City).
S-AR has exposed their work at various universities, forums and exhibitions of architecture and design in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Spain, Italy, Argentina and the United States. To date S-AR has participated in international publications of architecture in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, Korea, China, Japan, Australia and USA. Also S-AR´s work has been published in numerous specialized websites about design and architecture including: Architectural Record, Domus, Dezeen, MARK, PLOT, Arquine, Archdaily, Plataforma Arquitectura, MocoLoco, Designboom, Dailytonic, Archidose, Tectónica, Notcot, BauNetz, Thisispaper, Inhabitat, Morfae, About:blank, ARfolio, Campsite, Designlines, Gooood, Folio, HOTBOOK, Design Bureau, Código, Journal du Design, Fubiz, Formagramma, Young Offenders, Divisare, RedFundamentos, Edition29, The Spaces, urbanNext, Architects Newspaper, ARCHITECT Magazine, Azure, ARQA, DesignTAXI, FRAME, Architizer, Muuuz, Designment, Amallective, Archinect, Dwell, Arkitekten, CNN and WIRED, among others.
In paralel, S-AR leads a non-profit organization called Comunidad Vivex, a platform for design, development and implementation of Social Architecture projects.
S-AR selects the invited architectural studios to develop the Architecture content for the AAF Magazine.