Hector Docarragal Montero Architect

Urban Vernacular Tools

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Hector Docarragal Montero is a registered architect. He graduated with honors from the ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2oo6. He is Research Fellow at ENSAPLV School of Architecture Paris-La Villette funded by a research grant from the Ministère de la Culture - France.

He obtained in 2o19 a Postgraduate Mater of Philisophy (MPhil) in Architecture with high honors; in 2o1o a Postgraduate Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Design and Environments with a dissertation about "Urban-Vernacular Architecture" awarded with excellent distinction by La Sorbonne in Paris; and in 2oo9 a Master Degree (MA) in History of Architecture.

In 2015 he was recognized as a Certified European Passive House Designer by the PH Institut in Dasmstadt Germany. He participated as a jury Member in final Bachelors degree projects defence in EFET School of Interior Architecture in Paris and in the ENSAPLV School of Architecture Paris La Villette.

He has worked for some well-known European practices of Architecture: b720 in collaboration with David Chipperfield; Rubio & Alvarez Sala for the PwC tower (236m high) in Madrid; Jean Michel Wilmotte and Jean Paul Viguier in Paris where he has become a responsible Head for several innovation large-scale projects and contributed with his in-depth sustainable Architecture knowledge for researches on Timber CLT construction, "Reversible architecture", urban agriculture and energy performance in buildings. Some experimental projects have become successful projects like the hybrid program project of greenhouse and urban metro station, Becon-les-Bruyeres. These achievements have permitted him to promote in the practice to an Expert Leader in Environmental Quality Innovations.

This work experience has given him strong motivation to found in 2012 HMD "Urban Vernacular Tools" in order to develop his personal architectural experiences. Since then he has had the opportunity to develop a critical overview not only about sustainable design but also about its implication on the creative process of contemporary production of Architecture.

I can be contacted at: hm@docarragal.com.