Thursday, December 15, 2005

DVD - Architecture Week Conferences

Once a year the Architecture week takes place in Madrid and many events are organized  in the city. AAGRAFA team present the conferences that took place in our school this week recorded and collected in five DVD discs. Available now in the ETSAM library for the pleasure of your senses. Enjoy them all.

Semana de la arquitectura - octubre 2005

DISC1>>Ginés Garrido "El Lissitsky"
October 4, 2005 / 45 min / Catalogue number [V-594]

DISC2>>Álvaro Soto
October 5, 2005 / 96 min / Catalogue number [V-595]

DISC3>>Fernando Casqueiro "La Arquitectura de la Nada"
October 5, 2005 / 115 min / Catalogue number [V-596]

DISC4>>Antonio Juárez "Fragmentos del Espejo Contemporáneo"
October 6, 2005 / 70 min / Catalogue number [V-597]

DISC5>>Darío Gazapo
October 7, 2005 / 18 min / Catalogue number [V-598]

Monday, December 12, 2005


This is a project I can not speak  about. It's a secret project under development. Just take a look to this image.  I hope to be able to write about this project in the near future.  I obtained a good mark just with those two drawings in School so that's enough by now. Efficiency is priority number one people, because waste is a thief.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Scottie Pippen Jersey Retirement Ceremony

Here the retirement ceremony of the number 33 of the Chicago Bulls, Scottie Pippen.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

CORPSE BRIDE by Tim Burton

Yesterday I saw this movie on cinema. The last one by Tim Burton.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

DVD - Hauru No Ugoku Shiro

I have just ordered from Amazon Japan a 4 disc collectors edition of Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle. This first release includes a frame of the movie frozed in resin. Here the making of of the beautiful piece I found in Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun:

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Morgan is a project I did for this years Projects class. The theme this year was "less is more" and each of us had to do something with some used materials. The results were awesome. I will post some photos of the presentation one of this days. People created so great things.

I named my prototype, Morgan. And it consists in a PVC canvas folded as a cube so that children can use it as a tent. The material is recycled, the one used for those big commercials that hang on the buildings.

I did two protopypes the first one with a canvas of 2,5 X 2,5 meters and the second one with a canvas of 3,5 X 3,5 meters. This last one end up being a bigger cube and I reinforce it with some fiberglass rods bought on a kite shop.

Here a video of how I did the second Morgan- The canvas was bigger that the room so I had some complications. This is a time lapse resume of  one hour fighting with the PVC. I used a traditional stapler commonly used to staple paper and an classic origami folding system so that I didn't have to cut material. From a 2 dimnsional square to a habitable 3 dimensional cube. Voila!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

DVD - Architecture and Urbanism in China

We proudly present another release by AAGRAFA team. Architecture and Urbanism in China, five DVD discs covering the conferences focused on spanish architects working in China  that took place in ETSAM architecture school last September.

Arquitectura y Urbanismo en China

DISC1>>New Architecture of Young Generation in China  Prof. Zhi Wenjun,
september 19, 2005 / Catalogue number [V-565]

DISC2>>La Nueva ciudad de Bautou  Antonio Ruiz Barbarin
september 20, 2005 / Catalogue number [V-566]

DISC3>>Nuestro trabajo en China  Juan Carlos Sancho y Sol Madrilejos
september 21, 2005 / Catalogue number [V-567]

DISC4>>Proyectos Urbanos en China  Eduardo Leira
september 22, 2005 / Catalogue number [V-568]

DISC5>>Torre Bionica y Ciudad España en Shangai Javier gomez Pioz y Rosa Cervera
september 23, 2005 / Catalogue number [V-569]

Available now in ETSAM Library

Saturday, October 08, 2005

WALLACE & GROMIT by aardman

I went to cinema to see the last work of aardman Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit directed by Steve Box and Nick Park.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Drawing - James Stirling

We have been analizing some Architect James Stirling Buildings this days.

Monday, September 12, 2005

CINDERELLA MAN directed by Ron Howard

My friends are in madrid so yesterday we took the bus to Kinepolis to see the last movie starring Russell Crowe , Cinderela Man

Friday, September 09, 2005

SIN CITY by Frank Miller

Xabi and Larral where came to madrid those days and we yesterday went to see Sin City.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Charlie & Chocolate Factory directed by Tim Burton

Yesterday I went to cinema to see Charlie & The Chocolate Factory the last movie by director Tim Burton

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

BOOK - Otomo & Miyazaki

Today I made a big order to Amazon Japan. 8 great books. Six of them by Katsuhiro Otomo and two by Hayao miyazaki. Here a list of them and their covers.

The art book of the film MEMORIES, three anime stories. Magnetic Rose, Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder directed respectively by Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura and Katsuhiro Otomo. The book collects backgrounds, sketches and storyboard from all all them.

The Storyboard Book STEAM BOY 
by katsuhiro OtomoThis 780 page book contains all the storyboards drawn by katsuhiro Otomo for the animation movie STEAMBOY.

STEAMBOY Mechanical Book
A beautiful big size book containing hundreds of sketches and designs made for Katsuhiro Otomo's STEAMBOY animation feature film.

SOS Dai Tokyo Tankentai Otomo 
Katsuhiro Anthology volume 2
A compilation of Katsuhiro Otomo's works from the eighties

by Katsuhiro OtomoA compilation of early works from the end of the seventies.

by Katsuhiro OtomoA compilation of early works from the end of the seventies.

Kurenai No Buta Storyboard 
by Hayao Miyazaki
The complete storyboard of the film Kurenai No Buta directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Howl's Moving castle Storyboard 
by hayao Miyazaki
The complete storyboard of the film Howl's Moving Castle directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Monday, June 06, 2005

Der Untergang directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Yesterday I went to the cinema in Oñati to see this great movie about the downfall of the Nazis

Sunday, May 22, 2005

STAR WARS episode III directed by George Lucas

Here it is the last instalment of star wars saga. I went to kinepolis yesterday to see it in it's full digital quality.

Friday, May 20, 2005

You and Both - Intervention in Upper Lawn Pavilion

In this year's projects class in ETSAM, each of us had to choose an existing house from a list, draw it and analize it first and then made a proposal for an expansion. I chose architects Alison and Peter Smithson's Upper Lawn Pavilion. I discovered Allison and Peter's work in the travel we did last years to UK. It was such a great experience, we visited many of this couple works.
However, while researching to find information to draw the house properly I found their books and texts and is then when I have really started to understand their approach to architecture. Just a magnificent, clear minded, honest, human scale architects. Nothing to do with what we are used to see now a days in magazines.

I have started working with autoCAD in  my third year in school. It has been a headache at first but everything seems to go smooth right now. I will upload the DWG drawings of the house I did based on some drawings I found in school library when I find the proper way of sharing them.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

DVD - Architectonic use of stone

This week in AAGRAFA we have been digitalizing some old VHS and authoring them to DVD so that they are more accessible for everyone. This time a bunch of old fashioned eighties videos by Spanish stone producing companies that explain the proccess in wich the stones are obtained and how to use them properly. Available now in ETSAM library for the hardcore architects and old school video lovers. 

DISCO 1:  Deposit number [V-632]
   1 - Extración y Elaboración del granito / 26 min
   2 y 3 - Métodos de impermeabilización de cubiertas en obra / 28 min

DISCO 2: Deposit number [V-633]
   1 - ANGE, Asociación Nacional de Graniteros Españoles / 10 min
   2 - Marmoles de Alicante  / 13 min
   3 - Marmol Macael  / 10 min
   4 - Pizarras SAMACA  / 11 min
   5 - Pizarras CUPA  / 8 min
   6 - FDP, Federación Española de la Piedra Natural  / 18 min

Saturday, May 14, 2005

DAREMO SHIRANAI directed by Koreeda Hirokazu

I went to cinema yesterday to se Daremo Shiranai (Nobody Knows) the last film by Koreeda Hirokazu

Saturday, May 07, 2005

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN directed by Ridley Scott

Yesterday I went to cinema to see the las movie by director Ridley Scott

Friday, May 06, 2005

DVD - Konstantin Melnikov

We just finished converting an old VHS to DVD in ETSAM library for the enjoyment of all. 

Konstantin Melnikov
Directed by Marjo Leupers y Jet Christiaanse
Produced by Qui Vive film productions
year 1999

Ask for it in the second floor, catalogue number [V-320]

Saturday, April 23, 2005

STEAM BOY directed by Katsuhiro Otomo

Finally SteamBoy, the last movie by Katsuhiro Otomo has been released in Spain. I went to see it yesterday.Mindblowing detailed animation. A must see. Above the japanese extended trailer.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

ACHE poster competition

This is the poster I did for this years competion organized by ACHE to design the poster for the 3rd congress of the Scientific and Technical Association of Structural Concrete.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Aranjuez sketches

I went to Aranjuez to take some data, here some drawings made on location.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

DVD - Steam Boy Memorial Box

I have ordered to Amazon Japan a great Memorial DVD Box of the last movie by Katsuhiro Otomo, STEAM BOY. This beautiful edition contains four discs filled of bonus features and a booklet that tell the ten year long project that Mr Otomo wrote and directed about a boy in a retro futuristic England back in the industrial revolution days, when steam machines ruled the world. Otomo remains true to his style; an awesome animation movie full of action and an amount of details that you have to see it to belive it.

Here some of the advertising artwork to annouce the release of the DVD: