Architect and urbanist The eldest son of the founder of LOIS believe in 2003 signed a promoter with two Mexican entrepreneurs who have launched four projects. Stresses the supply deficit in first home VPO and medium segment. Cancun, the Mayan Riviera and Baja California have become the scene of great tourist-residential projects that Spanish companies are present, including Bancaja and Caja Mediterraneo Savings. Given this trend, saez-merino stresses that the first priority is Private and VPO middle segment, where there is a significant supply deficit and where we can contribute something in urbanism that in high level is well resolved. The object is to make quality constructions with a certain design, for what has the support of urban planners and architects as José Luis Marugán that would end exerting Counselor. According to data handled by the executive, in 2005 about 730,000 homes built in Mexico, of which about 560,000 were VPO. Studies say that to meet the demand must be built around a Million annual VPO until 2016.


José Luis Marugán arquitecto.El primogénito del fundador de LOIS créó en 2003 una firma promotora con dos empresarios Mexicanos, que tiene en marcha cuatro proyectos. Destaca el déficit de oferta en VPO y primera vivienda de segmento medio.Cancún,la Rivera Maya y Baja California se han convertido en escenario de grandes proyectos turisticos-residenciales en los que estan presente compañias españolas, entre ellas Bancaja y la Caja de ahorros del Mediterraneo. Frente a esta tendencia, saez-merino destaca que su prioridad es la primera Residencia de segmento medio y VPO, donde hay un deficit importante de oferta y donde podemos aportar algo en urbanismo por que en los de alto nivel esta bien resuelta.El objeto es realizar construcciones de calidad y con un cierto diseño, para lo que cuenta con la colaboración de urbanistas y arquitectos como José Luis Marugán que terminaria ejerciendo de Consejero  en la Promotora Vaesa Mexico.Según datos manejados por el ejecutivo, en 2005 se construyeron cerca de 730.000 casas en Mexico, de las que unas 560.000 fueron VPO. Los estudios dicen que para cubrir la demanda se dében construir alrededor de un Millón de VPO anuales hasta el 2016.



Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute (TJUPDI) was established in 1996. Acting as a platform of TongjiUniversity engaging in urban planning services, TJUPDI is one of the first domestic institutes acquiring National Grade “A” Qualification Certificate of Urban Planning, Urban Design and Tourism Planning. Besides, it is also among four intermediary agents recommended by Ministry of Commerce, P.R. China for sound performance in conducting urban commercial site plans. Now, an excellent professional group of 203 full-time urban planners has been formed, including 40 senior engineers and 175 national certified urban planners as well as several permanent and visiting foreign experts. TJUPDI, ranking among a few predominant urban planning institutes in China, has accomplished projects not only across the whole country but also in Europe, Asia and Africa (e.g. Russia, Germany, Vietnam, Cambodia, Angola and Zambia). The projects cover a wide range of planning purposes: • Strategic Plans, • Regional Plans, • Master Plans, • Heritage Conservation Plans, • Tourism Plans, • Regulatory Plans • Detail Plans and • Urban Design. Additionally TJUPDI offers compiling or advisory service for specific planning subjects. Apart from that, the institute also conducts manifold research projects and is responsible for the establishment of a series of technical regulations and standards in urban-planning commissioned by Ministry of Construction and all government levels.




Song dynasty maps reveal that the existing paths and footprints of recently demolished buildings have not changed since the early Qing Dynasty (1600s).

We proposed the preservation of the few remaining heritage buildings. Sixty small new buildings are then positioned on the exact footprint of previously existing buildings, thus preserving the ancient morphology of lanes and spaces. New paths slice through the site enabling new urban connections. The landscape provides further archeological traces of the past. Nostalgia is a quickly growing grass roots trend in China, but the local government wants mock heritage architecture. We have proposed an architecture with strong references to its ancient neighbors. The forms however are sliced in half, acknowledging their greater height and the need for allowing sunlight into the ancient scaled lanes. The project questions authenticity by fusing and simultaneously revering the ancient and the contemporary.




Louis Isadore Kahn was born on February 20, 1901 on the island of Osel, Estonia. In 1905, after four years, he emigrated with his family to the United States settling in Philadelphia where they lived very poorly. In 1920-1924 studied at the School of Fine Arts in Pennsylvania. In these years hard work in the study of Hoffman and Henon, as a designer, and that of John Molitor, which will become head of projects such as the master plan for Philadelphia. In 1924 he obtained a degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and devote twenty years after collaborating with colleagues in various works, mostly residential character.


Work with Paul P. Cret (1929-1930) and Zantzinger, Boire and Medary (1930-1932). Later he traveled to Europe. In 1937 he opened his own studio in Philadelphia and company form at the beginning of the ’40s, with George Howe, one of the pioneers of modern architecture and the International Style in the U.S. A year later, he will join Oscar Stonorow study. After the Great Depression that occurred that year he organized a group of 30 architects and engineers unemployed with those who will be studies of new building systems and housing developments, in order to eliminate the slums. During these years of crisis devoted a great effort to theorize about workers’ housing, as studies that sends the City of Philadelphia on Affordable Housing, the Homes Steads of Highstown Jersey neighborhood, etc.. in 1941. Their project team to the Carver Housing Court War (1942-1943) in Coatsworth (Pennsylvania) was one of the first to gain widespread recognition. In 1947 will be the expansion of Yale University and will enter as a teacher, teaching until 1957. In 1950 the Israeli government invited him to work as a consultant in urban planning and housing. This year and next will happen at the Academy in Rome where many will travel by Mediterranean countries. He taught at the universities of Massachusetts, Cambridge and Pennsylvania.




The vision of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture (also known for the WestHarlemPiersPark), was to create places of interaction that form a lasting connection between people and their environments. The EdgePark emphasizes the confrontation of forces at the water’s edge and encourages public use. Here, the city grid and the river’s ecosystem converge, mingle, and clash: the road turns into a pedestrian greenway, a garage is surmounted with a sloping lawn, piers reach gently into the water from deep within the park and stone riverbank contrasts with concrete bulkhead. This blurring of the boundaries between land and water extends the waterfront benefits inland into the community. The various seating areas within the park are positioned as if they have been scattered by the river’s current. The central seating area directs the entire park towards the stunning view of the EmpireStateBuilding.


Not only is The Edge Park LEED silver certified, maximizing opportunities to utilize green practices, the design approaches the lasting sustainability that will improve the environment into the future. The new parkincreases site permeability by more than 50% greatly improving stormwater management. This was achieved through several dramatic substitutions of planted areas for hard surfaces. Much of the park serves as a planted roof for an undetectable parking garage situated below its lawns. Additionally, the hard division between the site and the water was replaced with a natural rock edge and the paved street was converted to permeable grass. The increased planted areas are populated with native species that require minimal watering and maintenance reducing the resources for years to come




JOSE LUIS MARUGAN ARQUITECTO URBANISTA .  ENGINEERING AND URBAN PLANNING.Jose Luis Marugán, born in Barcelona in February 1967, studied at the University of SUPERIOR ARCHITECTURE even before he graduated as computer programmer at CETI CAM and CIM Master the UPV. Student recalls his time as intense, because it started to work from the second year of college, which already serving as director of several construction companies and developers.

Initially grant from the Department of Physics, excelled in his first year project to get an early Enrollment of Honor that were awarded by then serving it to transfer his scholarship department projects where development teaching practices during their last three years of college. He is the youngest founder of SPANISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN member. Pioneer in presenting projects, and land management legislation in Brussels and developer Dacon Planning Institute territory. Specializing in Urban Planning. Executive MBA courses for the Chamber of Commerce, noting that involves receiving gratification classes by faculty from IESE and IE. José Luis Marugán resident in Sao Paulo Brazil brings over ten years advising, managing and developing real estate assets worldwide. Officer in Mexico and USA, Country Manager in Brazil and Eastern Europe, current CEO of companies Asset and Project management. List fill or assets to companies preparing their IPO or justify arming the different developments specific companies to be competitive in M ​​& A are based workspaces strong Expertis Sector. Advocate Technicians and professionals trained in Spain, believes that “the higher races of Spain amount to several other European or Use, for example Spanish architect firm equals soil engineer, civil engineer of structures, facilities engineering, etc, however has not been positively managed to be validated, and the rest of the architecture world is a three-year study, which is offered in private universities and generally rely on design facades and distribution spaces. ” This should be reviewed and adjusted to provide the knowledge cursados ​​the corresponding level. Think plans to six years no longer exist in Spanish polytechnic universities are engines of leading experts around the bases they generate, and the great ability to solve and learn, which are qualities that open doors in any labor market.


Jose Luis Marugán arquitecto, nació en Barcelona en Febrero de 1967, Estudia en la Universidad de ARQUITECTURA SUPERIOR aunque con anterioridad se diplomó como programador de ordenadores en CETI y Master CIM CAM por la UPV.  ARQUITECTO MUNICIPAL TAR. BUÑOL.Recuerda su etapa de Estudiante como intensa, debido a que empezó a trabajar desde segundo curso de universidad, donde ya ejercía como administrador único de varias empresas constructoras y promotoras.

Becado inicialmente por el departamento de Física, destaco en su primer curso de proyectos al obtener una de las primeras Matriculas de Honor que se otorgaban por entonces, sirviendo esto para traspasar su beca al departamento de proyectos donde desarrollo prácticas docentes durante sus tres últimos años de universidad.

 Es el miembro Fundador mas joven del INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO. Instituto pionero en presentación de proyectos, legislación y gestión de suelo en el Dacon en Bruselas y desarrollador de planeamiento de ámbito territorial.

 Especializado en Edificación y Urbanismo . Cursa MBA executive por la Camara de Comercio, destacando la gratificación que supone   recibir clases por parte del profesorado   del IESE y IE, pudiendo intercambiar opiniones de estrategia con el dr. Pedrosa y de macro economía con el mismísimo dr.Tamames.

 José Luis Marugán residente Brasileño en Sao Paulo lleva mas de diez años asesorando , gestionando y desarrollando activos inmobiliarios por todo el mundo. Consejero en México y USA, country manager en Brasil y Europa del Este , actual   CEO de empresas de Asset y Project management.

Diligenciar o Listar activos a empresas que preparan su IPO o fundamentar los diferentes desarrollos armando las Sociedades Especificas para ser competitivas en M&A , son áreas de trabajo basadas en un fuerte Expertis del Sector.


By 2021, United Emirates government had achieved its goal of full development of the

Northern Emirates including but not limited to 2 major hospitals, 3 major highways, 24 ports and more than 2,000 housing projects.

The development project worth Dh16bn will be implemented in Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al Kkaimah and Umm Al Quwain.

Last 2005, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi donated Dh16 billion to be used for the improvement projects in the 5 emirates which is under the full responsibility of the Ministry of Public Works. The Minister of Public works that the fund will be set as an initiative rather than a donation, a decision made 3 years ago. The office confirmed that a comprehensive plan was made with approved budget.

For the execution of the present projects, an amount of Dh7bn has been billed. “Today we have completed over 24 ports, a SheikhKhalifaHospital in Ras Al Khaimah, 2,000 houses in the Northern Emirates and constructed various highways, intersections and tunnels,” the Minister of Public Works said on a statement.

“We have linked the north with the south. We now have three highways linking RAK with Abu Dhabi. Five years ago there was only one.”

Among the remarkable current developments is the Sheikh Khalifa Highway connecting Dubai and Fujairah. Before, travel time between the two emirates will took a motorists a one and half hour but because of the new highway constructed, it is reduce to 50 minutes travelling time.

The 10,000 housing project has an estimated timeline of 6 years to complete according to the office.




This project takes an alternative approach to traditional planning and places ecological infrastructure as the basic framework to develop new city structure to organize the urban space and layout, and ultimately gives form to the urban area. Municipal infrastructure provides social and economic services, while ecological infrastructure will provide natural infrastructure to manage water and pollution to create a sustainable city. These are not only the most basic needs for urban residents, but also protect the ecological and cultural characteristics of the city. The site is surrounded by mountains on three sides and a river borders the other, the confluence of streams and mountains forms a “camellia-like” city. Using ecological framework as the basis for urban design, a new city has been created with ecological, cultural and economically viable characteristics.





In the spring 2000 completed project is part of the EU´s Thermie programme, SUNH, consisting of nine different European experimental projects. The Finnish project was directed by Helsinki University of Technology. The aim of the Thermie programme is to promote energy-saving solutions suitable for normal housing, the use of solar energy and ecological building. An international expert body supervised the implementation of the programme.Thermies energy-saving programme was extensive. The active solutions included, for instance solar collectors and their storage unites integrated into the heating system, ventilation and heath recovery units for each flat, the preheating of transfer air via glazed balconies, the improvement of thermal insulation on the external envelope, a 1,0 U-value for the windows, the use of low voltage electric appliances etc. The passive solutions included for instance, the maximisation of sunlight and solar heat. The Viikki project is the second largest of the Thermie projects and the one with the highest aims for energy-saving: calculates erstimate an energy saving of 90kW/m2/year. The final results will be calculated by VTTBuilding technology.The national Technology Agency’s (TEKES) support for the experimental building included for instance, thermally improved structures, external walls built of timber prefabricated elements, a laminated facade cladding using recycled paper, combining under-floor heating with a heath retaining concrete frame, as well as access galleries on the south side to reduce the number of lifts and improve wind protection. The experimental programme also entailed increasing the amount of living space for each dwelling. General living comfort was also improved by building balconies in wood.The ecological criteria for the project set by HelsinkiCity complemented in a positive way the before mentioned programmes in terms of more ecological and greener aims. In order to fulfil the programme criteria, calculations of the project’s environmental effects, pollution and energy use for a time period of fifty years were made and the general healthiness of the building and the amount of vegetation was increased. Also the new role of the CityBuilding inspection improved the quality of the general sound and water insulation.The plan solution entailed placing of two-storey flats on top of one another, with entrances from the ground floor and the access gallery. The access gallery also connects the to the staircase unit which leads to a block of smaller flats, which also contain the common saunas and technical spaces. Small flats have also been placed above one another in the end of the two-storey terraced block.A laundry and play-and club building is situated in the yard. The access gallery, with its entrances to the flats and their glazed balconies also expands the public yard space, making it socially more open and creating more opportunities for social interaction. The private yards will be sheltered by hawthorn hedges and shaded with fruit trees. The colouring of the buildings take into account heath retention and the dark winter seasons.





Project consisting of a facility aimed at providing recreational , sports and educational in nature. This is intended to harmonize the quality in the provision of such services with the utmost respect for the environment by minimizing the maximum the environmental impact that the development of such activities may have on the environment , ensuring the null condition leafy mass and the natural environment. This facility , a pioneer of its kind, aims to set up as an important driver of local development in the town of Quijorna with influence in the neighboring municipalities of Brunete, Villanueva de la Cañada, Navalagamella , etc. . The facility is aimed at carrying out the following activities: – Golf Natural Golf . Design adapted to the soil condition to zero mass arborea . Exclusion will earthmoving in the path of Natural Golf . – Natural Golf for playing Golf . Design adapted to ground zero to the overstory condition . – Clubhouse – Reception , classroom / workshop nature – Horse Riding – Farm School – Establishment of rural tourism Users are given the appropriate reception facilities , catering indoor and terrace, changing rooms, toilets , administrative offices , and facilities and equipment necessary for the proper provision of services as well as parking. Natural materials used in siding , buildings are saved the necessary harmony in the natural environment. The energy supply poses with self-sustaining character based on the combination of renewable energy resources and conventional hitch sumininistro through public networks. Regarding sanitation facilities in public buildings hitch sanitation networks is expected . Adapted to the planning regulations for the class of specially protected undeveloped land ( SNUEP ) meeting the expectations in relation to buildings, materials used , enclosures, sanitary facilities, etc. . The interior roads and parking areas are paved , but yes they take the appropriate drainage and materials suitable for the intended use ( contribution of gravel and gravel for drainage, soil compaction , etc.).



Jose Luis Marugán, arquitecto.PROYECTO DE INSTALACIÓN DEPORTIVO-EDUCATIVA EN LA NATURALEZA. Proyecto consistente en una instalación dirigida a la prestación de servicios de ocio, deportivos y educativos en la naturaleza.Para ello se pretende compatibilizar la calidad en la prestación de tales servicios con el máximo respeto al medio natural minimizando al máximo el impacto medio-ambiental que el desarrollo de tales actividades puede provocar en el medio ambiente, garantizando la nula afección a la masa arbolada y al medio natural.

Esta instalación, pionera en su clase, pretende configurarse como un importante motor de desarrollo local en el municipio de Quijorna con influencia en los municipios vecinos de Brunete, Villanueva de la Cañada, Navalagamella, etc.La instalación está orientada a la realización de las siguientes actividades:


-         Campo de Golf Natural. Diseño adaptado al terreno, nula afección a la masa arborea. Exlusión de movimiento de tierras en el recorrido de Golf Natural.

-         Cancha Natural para la práctica del Golf. Diseño adaptado al terreno, nula afección a la masa arbórea.

-         Casa Club

-         Recepción, aula / taller de naturaleza

-         Hípica

-         Granja-Escuela

-         Establecimiento de turismo ruralSe prestará a los usuarios los correspondientes servicios de recepción, restauración en interior y en terraza, vestuarios, aseos, oficinas de administración, y las instalaciones y equipamientos necesarios para la correcta prestación de los servicios así como aparcamiento.Se emplearán materiales naturales en revestimientos exteriores, las edificaciones guardarán la armonía necesaria en el entorno natural.El suministro energético se plantea con carácter autosostenible basado en la combinación de medios de energía renovable y sumininistro convencional mediante enganche a las redes públicas.Respecto las instalaciones de saneamiento de las edificaciones se prevé el enganche a redes públicas de saneamiento.

Adaptado a la normativa urbanística para la clase de suelo no urbanizable especialmente protegido (SNUEP) cumpliendo las previsiones en relación con las edificaciones, materiales empleados, cerramientos, instalaciones de saneamiento, etc.Los viales interiores así como las zonas de aparcamiento no van asfaltados, sin embargo sí llevarán el correspondiente drenaje y materiales aptos para el uso previsto (aportación de gravas y gravillas para el drenaje, compactación de terreno, etc.)


As some cities tout the benefits of sustainable transport and transit-oriented development (TOD), it is hard to imagine how others could have moved so far in the opposite direction. Understanding the combination of shifting responsibilities, lax regulations, and flawed policies that play a role in Mexico’s sprawling cities, for example, holds important lessons not only for Mexico’s future urban development, but also for city leaders across the globe as they seek to build compact and sustainable cities. In the case of Mexico, one lesson shines above the rest: good intentions mean nothing without clear policies and an administrative infrastructure to support them.

INFONAVIT makes waves

This story starts with the National Workers Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT), Mexico’s largest builder of social housing. INFONAVIT was originally responsible for purchasing land, developing urban projects, building houses, assigning houses to workers, granting credit, and collecting payments. However, during Carlos Salinas de Gortari’s administration (1988 – 1994), housing policies changed. The ejido (an agricultural land grant introduced as a result of the Mexican Revolution) could suddenly become privately owned. This meant that a parcel owner of the ejido property, who previously held only certain cultivation rights, would now have the right to sell his or her parcel to an urban developer. Furthermore, in 1992, INFONAVIT ceased to be a developer and homebuilder and became a financial institution. This created a an environment that encouraged abuse of the system, providing urban developers with an almost unlimited availability of land, lack of federal oversight, and one indicator of success: the number of houses built.




By 1988, things had changed a great deal. Obviously, there are lots of surface parking lots. Though the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station opened in 1976 with the first operable segment of the Red line, the North-South connection along the Green-Yellow lines wasn’t yet open when this picture was taken. The Mount Vernon Square, Shaw-Howard U, and U Street stations all opened in 1991, just prior to the taking of the opening photograph in this post.





One project of interest discussed by Jose Luis Marugán in his student days and prior to joining as a founding member of the Spanish school of architecture and urbanism is called Green River Project. This project was presented in the summer of 1988 in Berlin, then the existence of the wall stresses generated as a reflection of a divided Europe. After Floods valence waters are redirected by a new channel called southern plan being free from use longuitudinal a great space near eight kilometers that shape the city of Valencia. At this time applications and interventions in this large garden disputed, a whole channel as green lung of the city.


Jose Luis Marugán Arquitecto.Uno de los proyectos de interes comentados por Jose Luis Marugán en su epoca de estudiante y con anterioridad de formar parte como miembro fundador del instituto español de arquitectura y urbanismo es el denominado Green River Project. Este proyecto se presento durante el verano de 1988 en Berlin, por entonces la existencia del muro generaba tensiones como reflejo de una europa dividida.

Tras Las inundaciones de valencia, se reconducen las aguas por un nuevo cauce denominado el plan sur quedando libre de uso todo un gran espacio longuitudinal de cerca de ocho km que dan forma a la ciudad de valencia. En estas fechas se disputaban los usos y las intervenciones en este gran jardin , todo un cauce como pulmon verde de la ciudad.