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jaime รกlvarez lastra

architecture portfolio

+31 645206536 jaimealastra@gmail.com


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Architect

jaime รกlvarez lastra Name: Jaime Surname: รlvarez Lastra

Birth: 03/28/1991 Gijรณn, Asturias, Spain Adress: Mariniersweg 231 3011VD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Phone: +31 645 206 536 Mail: jaimealastra@gmail.com jaimealastra91

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Nov 2017

PUBLICATIONS - Final Thesis qualified notable (8). Selected for the best Final Thesis projects and included on the UDC Repository

AUTODESK REVIT COURSE (CADKoop Nederland. 16 hours)

-Interview and publication about La Artistica project on the newspaper Faro de Vigo (07/13/2014) Jun 2017 - Current

Jul 2016-May 2017

2015-Current

JUNIOR ARCHITECT, BARCODE ARCHITECTS (Rotterdam)

-Interview and publication about La Artistica project on the newspaper La Nueva España (08/24/2014) -Harbin Joint Gradute design Project, La Artistica winner project

ARCHITECT ASSISTANT, BARCODE ARCHITECTS (Rotterdam)

- Projects 3 ETSAC publication. Included in the selection of the best third year projects

LASTRA - ESCUDERO ARQUITECTOS Founder of the office with Laura Gómez Escudero.

2009-2015

MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE University of A Coruña, ETSAC, A Coruña (Spain)

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HARBIN JOINT GRADUATE DESIGN PROJECT Workshop between the Architecture School of A Coruña and The Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

2012-2013

ERASMUS MOBILITY PROGRAM Politechnika Lubelska, Lublin (Poland)

SOFTWARE Autocad Revit Rhinoceros Sketchup Photoshop Illustrator InDesign V-Ray Artlantis Final Cut Pro Microsoft Office Model making

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LANGUAGES SPANISH Mother Tongue ENGLISH Fluently Spoken and Written (C1 2009

ESCUELA DE IDIOMAS Advanced English Certification (B2)

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SECONDARY GRADUATE Colegio Inmaculada, Gijón (Spain)

2003-2007

SECONDARY EDUCATION Colegio Inmaculada, Gijón (Spain)

GERMAN Basic Knowledge DUTCH Basic Knowledge

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Barcode architects projects

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Einhoven Start

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Enschede Cinema

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Hamburg Prevention Centre

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PROGRAM: Housing, Commercial, Parking LOCATION: Hoofddorp CLIENT: Snipe SIZE: 30.000 m2 YEAR: 2017 STATUS: Ongoing

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Ieder huis heeft een eigen unieke identiteit wat betreft compositie en materialisering. Echter alles is zo in balans dat alles tezamen als één geheel kan worden beschouwd.

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BARCODE ARCHITECTS

“Barcode Architects design the first block of Hyde Park, a new lively residential area with metropolitan allure will emerge in the edge of Amsterdam. The block is the first development in this masterplan and sets the standard for a new district with dynamic architecture in a daring urban plan. With experimental roof forms and heights Barcode Architects has been able to create new quality of living. This results in an ambitious mix of housing typologies that suit many different types of residents – from lofts located next to the water to maisonettes, from roof terrace penthouses to studio apartments.” PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION - Competition phase: Volume studies, floorplan studies, facade studies, architectural drawings and diagrams. - VO phase: Floorplan studies, facade studies and architectural drawings. 9


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KENMERKENDE VOLUMES MET DAKTERRASSEN

GOEDE ZONCONDITIES MET GROTE BUITENRUIMTES

Onstraatzijdes all street block shows a wat different Aan alle bezit sides het blok the een veranderd gevelprofiel, zorgt voor een levendige stedelijke uitstraling. Tevens bevatten alle vier de hoeken van het façade profile, which ensures bouwblok verschillende dakterrassen. Vanaf de dakterrassen kijk je uit op de omgeving en ze zorgen een referentiepunt in de context. a lively urbanvoorlook.

the onderdelen most essential parts thegetrapte Een van deOne meest of essentiële van het project zijn deof groene dakterrassen. Deze genereren zeer bijzondere buitenruimtes die zorgen voor een project is the green steped optimale bezonning en uitkijk over het aangrenzende park en de omgeving. roof terraces that provide an optimal sun exposition.

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Houses with different identity

VERKLEINEN SCHAAL MET HOOFDDORPSE HUIZEN

Each house haseigen its unieke ownidentiteit unique identity in en materialisering. Ieder huis heeft een wat betreft compositie Echterof allescomposition is zo in balans dat alles tezamen als één geheel kan worden beschouwd. terms and materialisation.

Living around a collective garden

WONEN OM EEN GROTE COLLECTIEVE BINNENTUIN

The collective courtyard offers residents the opportunity to make use of the outdoor space and meet each other.

De collectieve binnenplaats biedt bewoners de mogelijkheid om gezamenlijk gebruik te maken van de buitenruimte en elkaar te ontmoeten. Daarnaast heeft ieder huis heeft een afzonderlijke toegang tot de collectieve tuin.

HYDE PARK HOOFDDORP BLOK 7-8-9

Vertical accesibility

ELK HUIS MET EIGEN TYPISCHE ONTSLUITING

Due to the different house tipologies and volumes, every house has a different circulation system.

Door ieder huis een eigen ontsluiting te geven is het mogelijk om een zo divers mogelijk bouwvolume te creëren waarin er verschillende plattegrondindelingen mogelijk zijn en zo alle woningen bereikbaar worden.

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House tipologies

DIVERSE BIJZONDERE TYPES MET OPTIMALE WOONKWALITEIT

From small studios for starters to maisonette dwellings, a wide range of apartment types is combined in the complex.

In het totale bouwblok is een brede reeks van verschillende woning typologieën terug te vinden. Van kleine studio’s voor starters tot maisonnette woningen met zicht op het water en luxe penthouses op de bovenste verdiepingen.

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Main points of the Masterplan The volume was created starting from the the maximum building envelope of given by the MVRDV masterplan. By modeling the volume on its top part several stepped terraces and outdoor spaces are created. This results into a changing and sculptural volume that defines a vibrant urban landscape

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The block consists of an ensamble of seven different blocks, also called houses. Each house has its own identity with its own form and materialization. The lobby entrance of each house is shaped from a mass substraction of the volume, defining different spaces and highlighting the acces from the street.

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KENMERKENDE VOLUMES MET DAKTERRASSEN EN DAGLICHT

HOOFDDORPSE HUIZEN

Het volume is ontstaan door de maximale bouwenvelope van het masterplan te benutten. Door het volume aan de bovenkant zodanig terugspringend te modelleren ontstaan er getrapte terrassen en buitenruimten. Dit resulteert in een veranderend sculpturale massa die beter strookt met de menselijke maat.

Het totale bouwblok bestaat uit een ensamble van zeven verschillende blokken, ook wel huizen genoemd. Ieder huis heeft een eigen identiteit met betrekking tot zijn vorm en materialisering. Dit zorgt ervoor dat de schaal van het blok wordt verkleind en er een veranderende, fris en stedelijke geheel wordt gecreerd.

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KENMERKENDE BITES EN ENTREES De lobbyentree van ieder huis wordt aangeduid door een vorm die uit het volume is gesneden. De lobby’s worden nog eens extra benadrukt en geaccentueerd door hun ruimtelijkheid en onderscheidende identiteit.

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02_Eindhoven Start Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2017_Competition

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= start. Het is misschien wel het belangrijkste stukje Eindhoven. De poort tot de stad. Het punt waar een bezoek aan het centrum begint. Daar ligt een kans. De kans om Eindhoven definitief op de kaart te zetten als een centrum van design en techniek. Om de linker- en rechterhersenhelft van de stad bij elkaar te brengen. Om een iconisch statement te maken met de allure die Eindhoven en zijn inwoners verdienen. Het begint allemaal met start. Basis voor succes Wat aan start. ten grondslag ligt, is een stukje Eindhovense historie en familiegeschiedenis. Ik breng u daarvoor meer dan 20 jaar terug in de tijd. Het hedendaagse succes en het uitstekende imago van Eindhoven vinden hun wortels opmerkelijk genoeg in een regionale crisis. In de rampjaren 1993 en ’94 ging DAF failliet en Philips was noodgedwongen (in Operatie Centurion) op grote schaal te saneren. De stad stond aan de vooravond van een economische meltdown van ongekende omvang. Inclusief toeleveringsbedrijven stonden zeker 36.000 banen op de tocht. Triple Helix Dat doemscenario leek nog een reële mogelijkheid toen burgemeester Rein Welschen, TU/e-voorzitter Henk de Wilt en KvK-voorzitter Theo Hurks elkaar vonden. Dit driemanschap legde de basis voor het succes van nu. Dat deden ze door in te zetten op samenwerking tussen overheid, bedrijfsleven en kennisinstituten, de zogenaamde Triple Helix. De rest is inderdaad geschiedenis. Een mooie geschiedenis: de stad en de regio ontwikkelden zich razendsnel. Tot het centrum van de complexe maakindustrie, tot designhoofdstad, tot hotspot van kennis, onderzoek en opleiding.

PROGRAM: Eindhoven Etalage,expo/ congress/events, retail, catering, offices, apartments, short stay hotel, sky bar & business lounge, parking LOCATION: Eindhoven station square CLIENT: Hurks SIZE: 48.000 m2 YEAR: 2017 STATUS: Competition Iconisch startpunt Dat wordt algemeen erkend, maar het is in onze stad niet zichtbaar. Er is geen iconisch beginpunt van Eindhoven en Brainport, geen gebouw dat symbool staat voor het regionale succes. Daar gaat start. een einde aan maken.

Het is geen toeval – maar wel een genoegen – dat mijn familienaam toen en nu een rol vervult in deze stad. De bouwonderneming die een eeuw geleden door mijn overgrootvader is gestart, is samen met de stad gegroeid. Ons huidige hoofdkantoor ligt op een steenworp van de locatie waarvoor dit plan is gemaakt.

Team Hurks De mensen van Hurks kijken dagelijks uit op de locatie van deze tender. Niemand wil deze plek liever invulling geven dan het team dat Eindhoven en Brainport letterlijk in zijn DNA heeft. De invulling die deze plek tot onmisbaar onderdeel en symbool van de stad maakt. Een invulling waarmee dit gebouw het hart en de geest van alle Eindhovenaren kan veroveren. Om dat te realiseren hebben we een team samengesteld. Een team dat de stad kent. De drijfveren, de mensen en de sleutelspelers. Een team dat weet wat de stad en zijn inwoners nodig hebben. Ze hebben de kennis en de kunde, maar vooral de hartstocht voor Eindhoven. Dit team stel ik met trots aan u voor. Een team dat klaar is voor de start.

Geert Hurks

The project will put Eindhoven and Brainport region on the map as the global capital of Technology, Design and Knowledge. The characteristic design becomes the starting point for a unique Eindhoven experience, maintaining its own local Eindhoven character and strengthened with an international appearance and allure. PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION - Volume studies Architectural design (housing units) - Architectural drawings (housing floorplans, sections and elevations) - Diagrams and axos - Competition model making 17


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Internationally appealing building icon with its own Eindhoven identity.

Urban connector

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Building as ‘Urban Connector’ connects the different parts of the square and the city

Attractive public route through the building with unique experience as tourist attraction for the city.

start.ruimtelijk Programmaoverzicht Wonen, werken, eten, drinken, verwonderen: een perfect afgestemde, hoogstedelijke mix zorgt voor dynamiek in het gebouw en straalt dat uit naar de omgeving. Belangrijk is de 24/7 levendigheid die het wonen versterkt. Er is voor iedereen wat te halen: de een maakt gebruik van alle functies, de ander komt alleen voor koffie, en iedereen wil boven geweest zijn voor het uitzicht vanuit de Etalage of de Skybar. start. is geen vervanging, maar complementair aan de stad: het beginpunt voor en de verbindende schakel naar andere functies in Eindhoven.

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High quality urban program with an attractive differentiation

Clear construction structure and functional building logistics with an optimal accessibility for all programs.

bovengronds BVO 48.200m2 1.100m2

skybar & businesslounge

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shortstay/hotel

25.250m 2

wonen (21% sociaal)

3.400m2

expo/congres/events

7.250m 2

kantoor

3.900m2

retail/horeca

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parkeren & bergingen

skybar & businesslounge

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The building houses several functions; an Eindhoven Technology Museum, office space, housing and short-stay apartments, skybar and business lounge. This programmatic combination in one same building provides the perfect conditions to create interactions between the different activities that will project to the city and will be perceived not only as a building but as an institution on the heart of Eindhoven.

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PUBLIC SPACE The two iconic squares interact with the surroundings and activate them. The waterplein attracts the buildings around towards its atmosphere. It also integrates terraces under one pergola of trees with a view of the square.

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ETALAGE The Eindhoven Etalage is a unique concept that projects Eindhoven and the Brainport region worldwide. The space has boundless potential where people from all over the world will come to visit. It is an icon able to empower the image of Eindhoven as a design and engineering superpower internationally. This large floor (1200 m2) with generous height (49 m) offers space to large events, exhibitions and congresses (1200 persons). Visitors can reach this space through the central route. The Etalage is also connected with the Skybar and the business lounge situated on the top.

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03_Enschede cinema Enschede, The Netherlands 2016- ongoing, Refubrishment,

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PROGRAM: Cinema (10 auditoria), retail, restaurant, offices, foyer LOCATION: Enschede CLIENT: Explorius Vastgoedontwikkeling SIZE: 10,200 m2 YEAR: 2016-2018 STATUS: Preliminary Design “Barcode Architects will be transforming the monumental modernist post office in the heart of Enschede into a Vue cinema. The design accommodates 10 cinema auditoria and a restaurant while preserving and strengthening the architectural qualities of the historic building. The proposed transformation opens the ground floor with a completely transparent façade, displaying the characteristic double-height concrete portal frames that support a long ‘bar’ volume above. Behind the original building, hidden from view, four new cinema auditoria will be added in a new volume. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2018, reaching completion by the end of the year” PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION Architectural design (floorplans, sections) - 3D modeling 25


The new volume builds on clear logic of stacked unambiguous geometric volumes

Ground floor opens with spacious glass facade and forms an inviting lively plinth to the city.

Simple logistics with a clear organization and splitted entrances and circulations.

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The monumental part contains the representative functions with the public areas (cafe, lounge and shop) that are oriented towards the street.


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04_Prevention Centre Hamburg ElbbrĂźckenquartier, Germany 2016, Competition

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PROGRAM: Prevention centre, offices, rehabilitation, hotel LOCATION: Hamburg SIZE: 25.000 m2 YEAR: 2016 STATUS: Competition As part of the new masterplan of ElbbrĂźckenquartier, the prevention centre will be devoted to the prevention on occupational accidents and the rehabilitation of workers affected by them . The design shows a compact inviting curvature, creating a spacious urban space between the building and the new metro station. This strong and unique gesture fulfils the different urban requirements and connects the building with its natural urban environment. The square and the characteristic rounded facade of the ground floor creates an inviting ambience for visitors arriving from the metro station in this new part of the HafenCity. In addition, the facade is linked to the opposite building of the masterplan and creates a visual, extensive and connected urban space. PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION - Volume studies - 3D modeling - Elevations, section and site plan (illustrator drawings) 29


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Programm

Ramps / public route

Escape routes

Structure

Logistics

Sustainability

The design is functionally structured with clearly organized floors. The ground floor is spacious and open plan, giving access to the various programs in the building.

The largest structural elements such as the support-free stage and the training hall are located in the centre of the building.

The building offers an integral design and a rich and pleasant experience for employees and visitors of all existing programs on all floors

A clear internal building logistics is combined with short access routes for employees and visitors.

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The building is specifically designed for a comprehensive, organized and barrier-free evacuation in case of fire and emergency

The building is equipped with a building monitoring system to control the room climate and lighting energy-efficient and sustainable


05_Katendrecht Bundweg Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017, Competition

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NIEUW GEACTIVEERD STRAATPROFIEL

PROGRAM: Housing, commercial and parking LOCATION: Rotterdam SIZE: 40.000 m2 YEAR: 2017 STATUS: Competition

BUNDWEG LOCATIE KATENDRECHT | BARCODE ARCHITECTS

Located in a former industrial Katendrecht, this project is part of the new masterplan for the Pols area in Katendrecht. The proposed volume from the masterplan consists on a plinth divided in two parts in which three typical squared plan towers stand on top. The proposal seeks to fulfill the needs of the program and the masterplan but also to create a lively and open plinth that opens towars the street. By taking the classic warehouse building and placing it upside down, the plinth opens to the street and defines a rich profile in the section. Also all the facades take as inspiration the motives and types of the industrial architectural from the buildings around, like the Coberco factory. PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION - Volume studies - Facade studies - Architectural drawings Twee laags ondergronds

Ca 0,5 parkeerplatsen per appartement (150 plaatsen)

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ATOTAAL sequence of PROGRAMMA warehouses and former factories with a wide range of roof profiles 39.840 m² BVO 34.760 m2 bovengronds

The warehouses are taking as solids and turned down. The space created underneath defines a unique plinth that retains the history of the context.

TOTAAL PROGRAMMA 39.840 m² BVO 34.760 m2 bovengronds

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CONTINOUS OPEN PLINTH AS PUBLIC SPACE The whole ground floor is conceived as an open space, an extension of the street inside the building.

Flexibiliteit systematische gevelopzet plattegrond & constructie

Sterk karakter & identiteit gevel torens havenindustrie

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Other projects HOUSING BLOK, HOOFDDORP PROGRAM: Housing LOCATION: Hoofddorp, (Hyde Park, MVRDV Masterplan) SIZE: 30.000 m² YEAR: 2017 - current STATUS: Competition, Firs Prize,

URBAN PLANNING, ZWOLLE PROGRAM: Urban plan LOCATION: Zwolle ( The Netherlands) SIZE: 100.000 m² YEAR: 2017- current STATUS: Study, ongoing

HOUSING AND OFFICE AMSTERDAM ZUIDOOST PROGRAM: Housing and office LOCATION: Amsterdam SIZE: 30.000 m² YEAR: 2016- current STATUS: Commission, ongoing

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REFUBRISHMENT THE HAGUE, PROGRAM: Hotel, restaurant and lounge LOCATION: The Hague SIZE: 7.000 m² YEAR: 2017 - current STATUS: Commission, ongoing

HOUSING AND OFFICE ARNHEM PROGRAM: Housing LOCATION: Rotterdam( The Netherlands) SIZE: 28.000 m² YEAR: 2016 STATUS: Competition

SCIENCE CENTRE KAUNAS PROGRAM: Museum, Restaurant, Cafe LOCATION: Kaunas (Lithuainia) SIZE: 12.000 m² YEAR: 2016 STATUS: Competition

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Lastra-Escudero Arquitectos

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Having started working together in academical projects and sharing the same vision on the architectural profession, my partner Laura Gomez Escudero and I decided to start our first professional experience with the design of this project. Thanks to the opportunity that was given to us to work on it, we managed to learn and professionally develop ourselves in a field that fascinates us, the architectural renovation, while at the same time we learned and took our first steps in the architecture field. We started working on this project before having started our final thesis, moment when we decided to pause and resume it once we were graduated architects. Now the project is on its final construction phase. Nowadays we are both settled in Rotterdam working in different offices while combining our jobs with our own practice.

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01_House renovation Hospital de Orbigo, Spain 2015- Current (finalizing construction)

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In the heart of the Road to Santiago de Compostela, and a few kilometres away from León, we find this little village , Hospital de Órbigo. With it’s regal Roman bridge, the town itself has been involved in Spanish history over the centuries. The house to restore is located in the centre of the village, and it’s a very good example of the typical Castillian house. It’s façade is a cultural heritage of the area, and going inside we find a large courtyard, sheltered by thick adobe walls, and a nice corridor . The challenge was big, for we wanted to preserve the typology but also adding some elements to reinforce and update the house to the new comfort standards. REALIZED TASKS: - Measuring and drafting the plot and the pre-existing house state. - Basic project design (Complete architectural design, floorplans, sections, elevations,) - Execution project design (construction detailling, installations and construction materials) The direction of the construction was in cooperation with a third party architect. 43


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In the upper floor all partitions were removed to create an open concept space, highlighting the wooden trusses

The haystack and upper floor of the adobe house had to be demolished for their harsh conditions, gaining a much more generous courtyard and garden

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The first inhabitants of the house lived in the adobe house, placed in the rear. Built in adobe walls and wooden floor and roof. Some years after, the family built the haystack and the corridor. Finally in 1921, the main house was built, attached to the corridor and haystack and facing the street, thus closing the whole complex. The last member of the family lived here until the early 2000’s.


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PREVIOUS STATE A wide an exhaustive documentation of the original state and the characteristic elements was realized during the first stage of the project. All this information was lately incorporated to the refurbishment proposal in order to maintain the memory and history of the house and the activities that used to take place there.

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CURRENT STATE (Final phase of construction) The refurbishment project sought to preserve the material and constructive essence of the house as much as possible, while at the same time improving its comfort and conforming to the required programme.

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Academic projects

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Port Authority Headquarters

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La Artistica Complex

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Barcelona Youth Hostel

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01_Port Authority Headquarters A CoruĂąa, Spain 2015_Final thesis

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The new A CoruĂąa exterior port enables the transference of industrial activity from the city centre and, alternatively, the opportunity to create attractive seaside urban spaces for the citizens. The current Port Authority headquarters are located in a historical building in the city centre. The ideal location for such a facility is near the urban centre of the cities were port activity takes place, not being indispensable a direct relationship with the port (workers barely have to go there). Moving the headquarters to a plot like the one we are dealing with makes us wonder about the reason that lies behind such decision. Does it make sense to place an office building in a location far from the main commercial activity spots? Why choose a plot which stood on an elevated place and still so further apart from the port? Once this was understood, we reached the conclusion that the answer to the project was not only the search of a building which coped with all the programmatic requirements in the best way but which also complied with a double-function aim, that of turning into an icon and a landmark in the new harbour facilities. 59


ATLANTIC OCEAN Punta Langosteira

A CoruĂąa

Exterior Port

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- No de references - Ausencia referencias enin las proximidades the surrounding - Ausencia de condicionantes areaurbanísticos - No existence of urbanistic regulations.

- -Program, 1800 m2 de 1800 oficinasm2 - Auditorio como único of office spaces espacio tipológicamente - Andistinto auditorium as the only odd element.

- - Bad Pésimaaccessibility, accesibilidad, de transporte noausencia public means of público - A Coruña_ 9,7 Km, 26 transport. minutos -Around half Arteixo_ 10,1 Km, 25an minutos hour al to theexterior_6,3 main Acceso puerto Km, 19 minutos). residential areas.

- - Mejor Bestubicación settlement para gestiones, centro urbano for bureaucracy, - Trabajadores no acuden al city centre puerto -Workers don’t need to get to port frequently

¿Por qué un edificio de oficinas en un lugar como este? Why an office building in a place like this?

UNAN OBJETO EN EL OBJECT TERRITORIO IN THE TERRITORY

“Since man has been able to navigate around the sea, the presence of marks along the coast line were necessary for sailors to determine their situation and be able to orientate themselves. These landmarks or recognizable points used to know their location, could be natural -as mountain peaks- or artificial, like the bell towers of churches and sanctuaries, or even the roofs of buildings, elements really easy to identify from the sea. In Muxia, it’s still recalled when the sanctuary of the “Virxe da Barca” had no towers and its roof was painted in white, being an easy identifiable landmark for the sailors. Also were marks to ease navigation some sort of small stone turrets, which are still seen in Punta de Sardiñeiro and Punta do Pindo; this last one commonly known as

“A Farola”

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Communication core

Slabs

Structural perimeter

Curtain wall

The structure is conceived as a bearing perimeter joining all the slabs. This system frees the inner space from structural elements that interrupts and conditions the office configurations.

A curtain wall is overlayed to the structure conceiving the facade is conceived as a translation of the strong structural presence to the exterior.

Tramex runways

Solar shades

EFTE structure

Polycarbonate sliding doors

The communication core is displaced to the north side of the floor in order not to generate residual space around it.

Tramex runways are inserted on the edge of each floor. This runways will allow the maintenance of the curtain wall and the EFTE surfaces.

Floors are engaged to the core on its north side, liberating the whole plan and generating visually and spatially open spaces.

Solar shades allow a complete control of the sun light incidence and radiation during summer and winter period, letting the sun go in or stay out of the inner space.

A structure made out of tubular beams configures a sustaining structure for the EFTE sheets.

Steel cables

Several cables installed on the tubular beams will tense the structure to install the EFTE sheets

EFTE Skin

The building is surrounded by a double envelope that works as a thermal cushion. This double-skin facade is conformed by tensile EFTE translucent sheets, creating an optimum energetic behaviour. Due the fact that the whole facade of the building is conformed by a translucent continuous curtain wall, energetic losses through it are high. The thermal cushion allows to accumulate heat around the building during cold weather, while the ventilation of the camera during summer generates a continuous air stream. Furthermore, this element does not only have a thermal function, it also covers the building abstracting its scale, generating a no-scale object attached to the territory.

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Sliding doors located on the lower and upper part of the building allow us to regulate the thermal behaviour of the camera depending on the season of the year


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North elevation

West elevation

Longitudinal section

Cross section

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Jaime Alvarez Lastra Architecture portfolio The building is conceived as function platforms stacked vertically. The requirements of each department shape the building, reducing its surface as it grows

Detail of the facade with the tensile EFTE

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Detail of the roof and the polycarbonate sliding doors

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Structural genesis When conceiving the project as a set of platform stacked and horizontally displaced among each other, and the decision to avoid structural elements along the floors, its introduced a perimeter structural system, a mesh that connects all of the slabs that shape the tower One of the problems we face is the inclusion of a vertical communication core. Normally the core its located in the middle, presenting continuous spans respect to the perimeter of the building. In this case we decided to moved the core to the north facade so that plans offer enough free space and avoiding circulation areas around the core. Perimeter axis sew the slabs among each other in groups of three floors, while a beam mesh completes the elevation joining the knots of each floor. Those knots are generated based on the subdivision of the axis of each slab in X spans,so its created an affordable distance for the structural elements.

Winter During winter season the upper a lower sliding doors will be closed. The radiation incidence over the building facade will increase the temperature of the air included inside the thermal cushion (same as in the galleries of the traditional Galician architecture) Thanks to this, energetic loses through the facade will reduce, with the consequent energetic safe.

Summer During summer season the upper and lower sliding doors will be opened. Due to a higher sun exposition the intense radiation goes through the facade increasing the inner temperature. Thanks to the pressure difference known as Venturi effect, a continuous air stream will appear all around the perimeter of the building softening the temperature and avoiding the accumulation of heat all over the faรงade

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02_La ArtĂ­stica Complex Vigo, Spain 2014_Academic Work

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Vigo owes its development and existence to the strong industrial activity -shipyards, Citroen car factory, fish canning industries, merchandise transport enterprises, and so many others- that has configured its local economy and shaped the city from its logistic needs. The presence of derelict industrial areas in the surroundings of the city centre or its perimeter is a common characteristic of many European cities. Along the coastline, the landscape appears crowded with factories, warehouses and garages, whereas shipyards occupy the seafront. Lately, companies in these areas have started abandoning their buildings and moving to the outskirts of urban areas, creating a problem with the derelict and abandoned buildings they leave behind. The plot of La Artistica does not only offer the possibility to heal a small part of an affected area. The project seeks the salvage and recovery of icons from Vigo’s industrial past by creating a complex in which many activities coexist together, acting as the catalyst of an integral plan in the whole area, creating what we call the “Factories of Memory� 69


Fรกbrica Alfageme

La Panificadora

Fรกbrica de Santa Clara

La Artistica

Since 1928 this factory built in a classical industrial style, has been the place where most of the best canned seafood and fish from Galicia has been manufactured

Located in the centre of Vigo, overlooking the whole urban area, this flour factory made the most famous bread in the region during the whole of the twentieth century.

This factory is one of the most representative of the buildings of industrial architecture in Vigo. Many locals have worked in this factory producing ceramics since 1941

This is the biggest building in the plot we are dealing with. For many years its four floors were filled with machines which manufactured products made out of tin.

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First coast barrier

Boat traffic and other activities which are mostly directly related to the harbour

Second coast barrier

Residential area

Factories that can be either related with harbour activities, with other activities or abandoned

Start of the lively area for the citizen

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The goal

Enhance the industrial heritage, introduce new buildings and urban spaces to dissolve the barrier Wbetween the city and the sea


The project seeks the restructuring of the old factory into a multidisciplinary building dedicated to the cultural an artistic creation, a sort of threedimensional Tetris in which different activities feed back each other.

West elevation

East elevation

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Cultura equipment Fabrica de la memoria Commercial and residential area Atelier

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03_Barcelona Youth Hostel Barcelona, Spain 2013_Competition

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The Roman aqueduct “Torre de Baró” makes this place a privileged spot to insert a new architectural element. That’s why the decision was taken to get the maximum use of this forgotten magnificent piece of architecture as the support for an urbanistic renewal. The proposal seeks to highlight the figure of the aqueduct by establishing a dialogue with it and respecting its historical and architectural value, bringing it closer to its future visitors. Starting from the analysis of the characteristics of the surrounding buildings, with a rough and bulky shape to adapt to the place, we decided to act opposite to this ground adaptation system, disaggregating the building into small modules that raise and extend along the aqueduct surroundings. This wants the building to blend with its surroundings and to make prospective users keep constantly in touch with the landscape and the strong presence of the aqueduct 77


This architectural complex rises up at the feet of the Roman aqueduct as if it were a newly erected village and is complemented with the different leisure spaces and paths at different levels connecting with Les Aigues walk The walkway links both parts of the valley, generating a dynamic urban walk and acting as the connecting element of the modules placed on each side. In this way it is achieved a permanent relation between the aqueduct and the BCN Youth Hostel, revitalizing the past and integrating the present

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Constructive section The modularity of the pieces that conform the BCN Youth Hostel allows the possibility to raise freely along the valley, being possible the appearance of future extensions adding new units to the complex that enlarge its extension and capacity

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Cross section

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04_Marina in the lake Lublin, Poland 2013_Academic Work

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The typology of harbour warehouses appears along different countries all over the world and has some common characteristics in most of them: -Outstretched buildings with one unique inner space in which different elements are placed inside. - Stand over water - Metal faรงades - Two sided roofs Which better inspiration for a building by the water than a building which shares the same traits as those created for the same purpose? Starting from those common traits, we decide to design a single module (10x50 modules) All different volumes get mixed and intersect creating new fluent open spaces, the same that happens inside a harbour warehouse. These intersections appear creating new big common spaces with double heights and outside spaces inside the inner space of the building. 83


Warehouse

Separate

Displace

Enlarge

Mix

The starting set is compounded by 5 modules of 10x50 meters joined together

Modules are separated to turn them into independent parts

Modules are displaced along their longitudinal axis

One module is enlarged its height once

The independent modules are turned and intersected to create a new dynamic set

Longitudinal section

Cross section

South elevation

West elevation

East elevation

North elevation

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The complex shows an industrial and sober aspect creating a big contrast with the complex geometry generated by the intersection of the volumes.

1_reception 2_cloakroam 3_storeroom 4_nautical shop 5_4x guest room 6_boatswains room 7_yacht club+library 8_tavern 9_toilets 10_toilers/showers/changing room/lockers 11_sails and clothes dryer room 12_workshop 13_riggin stock

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The building closes on itself creating a protected dock and keeping users in visual and spatial touch with the activity of the boats and their owners.

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