< A L S A R > A T E L I E R is a post-pandemic architecture and design studio based in Bogotá, Colombia. The practice focuses on investigating the low-cost aesthetics resultant of the constant state of emergency in Latin America & the global south. So far, the studio has engaged with projects within the private and public realm that explore concepts of sustainable materialites, ephemerality, user adaptability, and low cost tectonics.
The practice is led by Alejandro Saldarriaga, former co-founder of colab-19, which has been longlisted in the “Royal Academy Dorfman Awards” in the category of emerging architect and was featured as Emerging Talent in Metropolis magazine 2020 Jul-Aug Edition. In 2020 he received the Golden prize in the “Design that Educates Awards” under the category of Responsive Architecture.