S-AR repurposes discarded wooden pallets for desert observatory in mexico
 
S-AR repurposes discarded wooden pallets for desert observatory in mexico
jun 29, 2015

S-AR repurposes discarded wooden pallets for desert observatory in mexico

S-AR repurposes discarded wooden pallets for desert observatory in mexico
photography by ana cecilia garza villarreal
all images courtesy of S-AR stacion-ARquitectura

 

 

 

in the mexican state of nuevo león, local firm Stacion-ARquitectura (S-AR) has completed a stealthy desert observatory conceived as an exercise of order, rather than precision. the project moves way from the common and contemporary search for a ‘perfect’ aesthetic, and considers a more pragmatic and rugged approach that incorporates themes relating to the cyclical nature of the built environment.

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
the stealthy desert observatory is located in the mexican state of nuevo león

 

 

 

the entire pavilion has been constructed using a series of discarded wooden pallets, rescued and repurposed to build the 18 square meter observatory. the structure not only serves as a rest-stop for weary hikers trekking across the surrounding desert, but also provides a place to obtain an appreciation of the impressive rural environment.

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
the entire pavilion has been constructed using a series of discarded wooden pallets

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
the project moves way from the common and contemporary search for a ‘perfect’ aesthetic

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
profile view of the timber structure

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
the enclosed design serves as a rest-stop for the region’s weary hikers

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
the pragmatic approach incorporates themes relating to the cyclical nature of the built environment

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
the building provides a place to obtain an appreciation of the impressive rural environment

S-AR stacion-ARquitectura desert observatory nuevo leon mexico designboom
the structure seeks to remain obscured from view

 

 

project info:

 

project: observatorio desértico (desert observatory)
architects: S-AR
location: nuevo león, méxico
project team: cesar guerrero, ana cecilia garza, carlos flores, maria sevilla
contributors: dominique silva
program: ephemeral pavilion for outdoor activities
construction: rubén y jaime hernández hernández
construction area: 18 sqm
completed: 2015
photography: ana cecilia garza villarreal

  • Forgive me. ‘desert’ not dessert. An ace mistake!

    Ron Smith

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