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Julian Javier Puga

Professional Residency Program Spring 2009 Llodio, Spain


This portfolio represents the work completed during the spring-summer residency period of 2009. Luis M. Uriarte provided the leadership and inspiration for all creative works, allowing his architects to oversee the evolution of a particular project. As an intern I moved between projects and assisted with a variety of tasks. In order to give credit to my colleagues, I’ve placed their name under the specific projects they led. In some instances outside illustrators and photographers joined the team. Their work has also been cited.


L2R: Ibon Pascual, Luis M. Uriarte, Alvaro Albaizar, Arantza Fernandez, Javier Sedano, Julian J. Puga


Nuevo Getxo Antzokia Getxo Antzokia: Mock up Viviendas Sociales Porche Rustico Llanteno Excursion to Akaba Plaza Parking en Galdakao Llodio Parque Proyecto Vivienda en Galdakao Vivienda: Lighting Analysis TOGS II: Egurrezko Zubia Drawing Drawings


Nuevo Getxo Antzokia Ibon Pascual and Javier Sedano

The city of Getxo’s new theatre and music school was the main project at LMU. After the mayor of Getxo was re-elected, our office was asked to set up an exhibition. Panels depicting the vision of the theatre provided a backdrop for a speech given by the mayor. In the construction document phase, the excavation plan and underground parking garage took up the lion’s share of work.


Photograph by Luis Angel Garcia


Renderings by Jon Arcaraz Joseba Garraza


Working section - entrance to subterranean parking lot

Working detail - transverse section at entrance


NUEVO GETXO ANTZOKIA Y MUSIKA ESKOLA PARKING Y URBANIZACION ENTORNO PLAZA SAN NOKOLAS ANALYSIS OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND EXCAVATION SURFACES

RESUMEN SUP CONSTRUIDA

TEATRO (SOBRE RAS.)

RESUMEN SUP CONSTRUIDA

TEATRO (BAJO RAS.)

PLANTA BAJA PLANTA 1 PLANTA 2 PLANTA 3 PLANTA 4 PLANTA 5 PLANTA 6 PLANTA 7

1048,71 m2 1276,88 m2 681,67 m2 550,99 m2 636,73 m2 458,81 m2 468,55 m2 899,18 m2

SOTANO TECNICO SOTANO 1 SOTANO 2

312,99 m2 1706,53 m2 2393,62 m2

Total Sup. Constr.

4413,12 m2

Total Sup. Constr.

6021,52 m2

SOTANO TECNICO SOTANO 1 SOTANO 2 SOTANO 3

260,00 m2 1859,00 m2 1802,19 m2 1802,19 m2

Total Sup. Constr.

5723,38 m2

RESUMEN EXCAVACION Total Superficie

(FASE 1) 4242,08 m2

RESUMEN SUP. CONSTRUIDA

PARKING (FASE 2)

RESUMEN SUP. CONSTRUIDA

URBANIZACION

P. SAN NIKOLAS Y BASAGOITI ENTORNO PATIO TRASERO Total Superficie

4144,97 m2 467,32 m2

4612,29 m2


Getxo Antzokia: Final Parking Lot Mock up Javier Sedano and Ibon Pascual

Working digital model

Working digital model


Viviendas Sociales Arantza Fernandez

The newly constructed Social Housing, in the city of Areta, was completed in 2008. This project was nominated for a regional award, which called for a competition panel.

Longitudinal Section


Longitudinal Section


Typical Floor Plan


Typology I

Typology II

Typology III


Porche Rustico Llanteno Alvaro Albaizar

LMU has a few friends in the contracting business who often seek his assistance with construction documents. They provide the sketches and material lists, LMU provides the CD’s. This simple porch addition was one job that came through the office.

Site Plan

Contractor Sketch


Excursion to Akaba GLOBAL, a local high end furniture retailer, was asked to bring a group of interior designers and architects to the Akaba plant located in San Sebastian. Akaba is a state of the art furniture manufacturing facility that produces high end chairs. As we toured the facility, we witnessed the design process - from sketch to final production. After the tour the group moved to the mountains where we had a Basque style meal at a local cider house.


Plaza Parking en Galdakao Arantza Fernandez

In the midst of construction, the city of Galdakao had a change of heart: instead of building a stone plaza, they decided to cap their parking garage with a green parking lot. The main constraint was that the structure had already been sized and built. LMU was asked to step in and assist the civil engineers with the design.

Site Plan

Civil Engineer Sketch


Parking plazas

Exterior concrete facets

Permeable pavement

Access to underground parking


Llodio Parque Proyecto Alvaro Albaizar

With the hopes of revitalizing Llodio’s historic canal, the city sponsored a park competition. Looking at the history of Llodio, LMU decided to reintroduce the public pools that prospered in the 30’s. In addition, we noticed many cities in the Bilbao Metropolitan area had skate parks. As of today, kids have to leave Llodio in order to skate. The work presented represents the schematic phase of the design.

Llodio, Spain - 1843

Public Pool - 1934


LMU sketch


Working digital model

Working plan and elevation - skate park


LMU sketches


Vivienda en Galdakao Alvaro Albaizar

Located on a small plot of land in Galdakao, this single family dwelling will house a retired couple. Their main concern was that they be in a position to “supervise” the husband’s parents who live at the bottom of the lot.

Site plan


Iteration A

Iteration B


Vivienda en Galdakao: Daylighting Analysis This project provided the perfect opportunity to investigate a few daylight simulation programs (Ecotect, Radiance, and DAYSIM). In order to understand the software, I used the metrics described in LEED 2009 New Construction and Renovation, instead of LEED for Homes. IEQ 8.1 has guidelines for daylight simulation and therefore aided my research. Dr. Christoph Reinhart, a member of the National Research Council Canada, was extremely helpful. I could not have pushed forward without his help.

Ecotect Annual Sun Path Diagram September 21st, 1500

Ecotect/Radiance Illuminance Analysis Upper Level

Ecotect/Radiance Illuminance Analysis Ground Level


Ecotect/DAYSIM Analysis Daylight Autonomy [300 lux] Upper Level

Ecotect/DAYSIM Analysis Daylight Autonomy [300 lux] Lower Level

Ecotect/DAYSIM Analysis Uniform Daylight Index [100-2000 lux] Upper Level


TOGS II: Egurrezko Zubia The design of the outdoor gallery moves to gather two of Austin’s critical ecological constituents: the Lady Bird Lake and the burgeoning downtown environment. In doing so the gallery creates a place, suggesting that the experiences of Austin’s urban life and viewing art can exist in a continuous relationship. The bridge was inspired by the poetic geometry inherent to the lake, which called for a rethinking of conventional relationships between art and architecture. By setting the main axis along a diagonal, the procession is optimized. As the curvilinear facade carves into the 10´x 20´ plot, zones of surprise are created: regardless of the pedestrian’s chosen point of entry, a piece of art awaits their departure into the urban or natural landscape. By describing the bridge’s geometry with wooden planks the gallery retains its unique environmental connection and discloses a new, temporary trinity between Nature, Urban living, and Art.

Conceptual Collage

Analytical Diagram


10 ft

12 ft

Transverse Section

12 ft

Longitudinal Section

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Ground Plan


Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

Phase IV

Phase V


Longitudinal Section

South Elevation


Drawing Drawings While reading Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture, by Cammy Brothers, I discovered Michelangelo taught himself a great deal about ancient architecture by making copies of the Codex Coner. Inspired by her research, I attempted to improve my drawing skills by drawing drawings by Egon Schiele (18901918) and Zak Smith (1976). The following drawings come from Egon Schiele and Gravity’s Rainbow Illustrated.


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