Spring 2017 Student Lecture Series: Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto

The Hybrid Condition

Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto, principals at Atelier Ars
  • 01/10/2017

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall
    Boston Architectural College
    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Alumni, Students, Lectures

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for The Hybrid Condition, a public lecture by Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto, principals at Atelier Ars, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.


ATELIER ARS is the architectural practice led by Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto, both architects who graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente [ITESO] in Guadalajara, México. The firm has garnered the following awards: Project Levering Trade nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Emerge, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2016 and as a finalist in X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2016, as well as for the Design Vanguard in 2015 from Architectural Record and Emerging Voices Prize in 2015 from the Architectural League of New York.

The work of ATELIER ARS should be understood as a way of thinking about the discipline in which history, theory, and criticism are present in the architectural project; therefore, our practice ranges from teaching to architecture and landscape projects. We consider modern architecture our closest tradition, not as a nostalgic revival of a supposed heroic modernity but as a conceptual and constructive platform where we can make new architectures. In order to get deeper in this subject, we have developed the word Intertectonics, heir of the word Intertextuality, which concerns the relationship of similarity in background and/or shape between different texts or of co-presence between them; the word Intertectonics describes the relationships of likeness in form, structure, matter and language between buildings of the same or different times.

Top image: Project: Levering Trade Headquarters. North facade. Location: Zapopan Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Onnis Luque. 2014.

Project: TID Annex. Corner view. Location: ITESO University, Tlaquepaque Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Onnis Luque. 2015.

Project: TID Annex. Corner view. Location: ITESO University, Tlaquepaque Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Onnis Luque. 2015.

Project: Novasem Headquarters. Granaries. Location: Acatlán de Juárez Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Onnis Luque. 2013–2017.

Project: Novasem Headquarters. Granaries. Location: Acatlán de Juárez Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Onnis Luque. 2013-2017.