Visit of architect Borja Frutos Vázquez


Last October, 24th and 25th, we had the privilege of hosting the visit of the Spanish researcher and architect Borja Frutos Vázquez, who gave talks at teh Instituto Cervantes and at the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism in UNSW (Sydney, NSW).

Borja Frutos Vázquez currently works at the Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja – CSIC (The Institute for Construction Science Eduardo Torroja – CSIC). Borja does research in Environmental in buildings, Acoustic and thermal behaviour, and radon protection.

The title of his talks was “Environment and Sustainability in the cities“.

Abstract: La arquitectura, como disciplina técnica de pensamiento y de desarrollo de propuestas y modelos de habitar, está estrechamente unida al concepto de medio ambiente. En la charla se trataron temas como el impacto que tiene la arquitectura (el ruido, la vibración, la calidad del aire) y el consumo de energía que supone el proceso constructivo.


Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

I am a Spanish astrophysicist working at the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney (Australia). My research is focused in the analysis of star formation phenomena in galaxies of the Local Universe, especially in dwarf starbursts and spiral galaxies. I’m using a multiwavelength approach and hence I combine ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio data to characterize the physical and chemical properties of galaxies and get a better understanding of the physical processes than govern their nature and evolution.