HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES
Tile vault construction workshop
We will build together with the students a vaulted structure.
The workshop will consist in preparation (scaffolding, formwork, etc.), plaster mixing, preparation of lime mortar, cutting bricks, laying bricks. We will then assess its bearing capacity under static loading conditions.
Vault builder and master plasterer, he has been involved in the construction and restoration of more than 300 vaults to date. He is the founder of Bóvedas Hispanas, a company specializing in the construction and restoration of vaults, working on numerous projects, including some of the most important in Spain in the last 30 years. He is a Professor of vault workshops at a national and international level and the author of several publications on plaster and vaulted structures.
Outstanding works. Vaulted vault in the Chapel of the Seminary of the Santos Niños Justo y Pastor de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid); Structural vaults of the Aljibe of the castle of Jadraque (Guadalajara) and in the cellar of the Valdemonjas de Quintanilla (Valladolid); Gothic vaults in stone in the Monastery of Pelayos de la Presa (Madrid); Vaults and domes in the Colegio San Basilio Magno de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), in the Convent of San Juan de la Penitencia de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), in the sacristy of Loeches (Madrid) and in the Chapel of San Felipe de Novelda (Alicante). He has participated as a builder in the Venice Architecture Biennale of 2016, executing a contemporary vaulted ceiling in collaboration with MIT (Prof. John Ochsendorf), with the design of Sir Norman Foster.
Professor at European University of Madrid
Architect, graduated from the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid. Working as a structural designer and consultant since 1999, as co-founder of the GV408 Studio, since 2001 she teaches structural design at the School of Architecture of the European University of Madrid, where she has been in charge of several subjects in the area of structures, as well as joint subjects in the area of technology. She also worked as a visiting professor at ETSAM (Madrid), EaT (Toledo), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) and Universidad de Ambato (Ecuador). PhD in 2013 -"Tile vaulting in Sapin in the 19th Century: The transformation of a constructive system"-, her current field of research is the history of construction and structures. In this context, she has written numerous publications and participated in the organization of related congresses in Madrid (2013), Segovia (2015) and Soria (2019).