New sports pavilion

2021-06-04T10:07:15+02:00

The building is an old convent from the XVII century situated in the neighbourhood of Gracia in Granada. During a long time the building was abandoned until the XX century. At this time the building underwent an important restoration and became the Seminario Menor de San Cecilio during 40 years approximately. The rehabilitation is realized in what is left over from the Seminario Menor, as the northeastern part of the building was demolished at the end of the XX century. As a result interior and exterior load bearing walls have been left exposed with the consequent problem of the roof finish. The building is three stories high and revolves around a large square central yard with lemon trees. In the first two floors there is an arched corridor that acts as the distributor. After many years of abandonment the construction was found in an advanced state of [...]

New sports pavilion2021-06-04T10:07:15+02:00

Rehabilitation of the san Fernando school

2021-01-05T12:49:04+01:00

The building is an old convent from the XVII century situated in the neighbourhood of Gracia in Granada. During a long time the building was abandoned until the XX century. At this time the building underwent an important restoration and became the Seminario Menor de San Cecilio during 40 years approximately. The rehabilitation is realized in what is left over from the Seminario Menor, as the northeastern part of the building was demolished at the end of the XX century. As a result interior and exterior load bearing walls have been left exposed with the consequent problem of the roof finish. The building is three stories high and revolves around a large square central yard with lemon trees. In the first two floors there is an arched corridor that acts as the distributor. After many years of abandonment the construction was found in an advanced state of [...]

Rehabilitation of the san Fernando school2021-01-05T12:49:04+01:00

Motril port pavilion

2021-06-04T10:08:02+02:00

Project in collaboration with the architects Juana Sánchez and Diego Jiménez. For the new pavilion in Puerto de Motril consist of a precast concrete building with a rectangular plan of 150 m2. The external envelope is to be subjected to the impact of the marine environment, which can jeopardize the durability and aesthetic of the component in case of using steel-based reinforcements. In this context, and to overcome these aspects, the use of polypropylene (PP) macrofibres as structural reinforcement of the precast panels was analysed and finally implemented. To this purpose, 2250x3480x150mm panels were designed and optimized by considering PP macrofibres as unique reinforcement. The new freight forwarders pavilion in Puerto de Motril is a precast fiber reinforced concrete system (FRC) building designed as a low cost and high durability prototype responding to the real and widespread need to provide sustainable port buildings facilities in the south [...]

Motril port pavilion2021-06-04T10:08:02+02:00

exhibition Concrete Work. San Sebastián

2019-11-29T18:46:11+01:00

Desde su inicio y a lo largo de estos veinte años mi estudio de arquitectura ha sido un espacio de reflexión y acción que nace de “la esperanza infatigable” de un futuro mejor. En esta exposición se muestra uno de los campos de experimentación en los que he trabajado, el hormigón armado. Esta investigación empieza en el 1996 con la restauración de Manantiales, la obra más emblemática de Félix Candela. Así, en México se inició un camino atento al diseño de la estructura como factor fundamental en la formalización de la arquitectura y a las posibilidades de la industria en el desarrollo de nuevos materiales en pro de la racionalidad y economía de medios. A esto se añade en el siglo presente la preocupación por el medio ambiente y la sostenibilidad. Reducir el consumo de material y energía ya no es solamente una ventaja económica sino un [...]

exhibition Concrete Work. San Sebastián2019-11-29T18:46:11+01:00

Refurbishment of Exhibition Hall in the former Santo Domingo Convent. Huéscar

2019-11-29T13:54:37+01:00

This work is based on an initial project by Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas. Three years after the arrival of the Dominicans to Huéscar 1544, they built their convent on the plot. The convent complex had to be traced according to the models then in force for that class of buildings: a quadrangular organism with four wings around a central cloister and laterally attached church. Only one part was built. The intervention is carried out in one of the original wings with wood paneling, later reinforced to be used as a wheat store and in the annexed ship that was demolished. The intervention respects to the maximum the existing one and it tries to make a recovery of the space and adaptation to exhibition room of low cost. There is a new staircase leading to the upper floor. The slab, which had sunk, has been replaced with a ripple on [...]

Refurbishment of Exhibition Hall in the former Santo Domingo Convent. Huéscar2019-11-29T13:54:37+01:00

church in Playa Granada. Granada

2019-11-29T14:01:10+01:00

On the tropical coast, south of Sierra Nevada, and very close to the sea, rises a slender tower that indicates the presence of a new church. It is a simple piece of concrete, close and accessible, set among the trees of an open garden. The challenge of building a space for the encounter that refers to transcendence is such, that it was chosen not to try to do anything new, but to refer to the tradition of the first Christian temples.  An attempt to emulate those who have already achieved the skillful use of natural light and textures of materials, unity between the whole and the parts, and precision in the details, to achieve a coherent, silent and strong space. The architecture is, therefore, placed at the service of the liturgy, integrating the elements that form the whole. Atrium of access, baptistery with octagonal pile at the entrance, [...]

church in Playa Granada. Granada2019-11-29T14:01:10+01:00

sandunga gallery. Granada

2019-11-29T14:00:47+01:00

Imperfect architecture, fragments of recycled cities, interventions that take on their own conditions and are transformed into opportunities for experimentation with new materials and new ways to build, inhabit or see the world. Spaces with concrete and diverse uses that adapt to existing ones in new ways. Architectural solutions for real and complex problems that follow the rules unerringly. Building only the indispensable, demolishing only the indispensable. Thus, this gallery of contemporary art on an irregular site at the plaza del Prof Fontboté in Granada becomes a space for contemporary art, with large exhibition panels behind a sheet of glass and a steel box that shifts the entrance. Nothing more. A small work, because it was done in the shortest possible time with the smallest possible budget, but a deeply thought-out work. It meets the conditions of sustainability and creativity demanded by this century that has to [...]

sandunga gallery. Granada2019-11-29T14:00:47+01:00

new space for the Arango house. Madrid

2019-11-29T14:01:34+01:00

A Crossed Garden. Sharpening one’s gaze, discovering the beauty behind everyday events, being able to capture it and make it one’s own, allowing it to change one; that is the Gordian knot of the creative process, and this work is constructed in a context that is especially appropriate for it. Located on an estate near the mountains of El Escorial, the intervention responds to the need to join two houses that constitute a single living space whose peculiarity is the present of significant works of art. Thus, the project is conceived as a container that makes it possible to live with the paintings and sculptures of a unique collection through which we discover the singular gaze of Plácido Arango. Unlike a museum—a place for admiring and encountering art from time to time—this project faces the challenge of creating a living space in which light and the relation [...]

new space for the Arango house. Madrid2019-11-29T14:01:34+01:00