Nuestros investigadores

Joaquín Torres Ramo

Construcción, Instalaciones y Estructuras
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad de Navarra
Líneas de investigación
Materiales de construcción, Análisis de ciclo de vida, Restauración y rehabilitación

Publicaciones científicas más recientes (desde 2010)

Autores: Torres Ramo, Joaquín; González Martínez, Purificación (Autor de correspondencia); Arriazu-Ramos, N.; et al.
ISSN 2071-1050  Vol. 12  Nº 24  2020  págs. 10480
The air-tightness of the thermal envelope of buildings is one of the measures to reduce their energy demands in order to achieve global warming reduction targets. To this end, airtight sheets with different water vapour permeability characteristics are used. The different products studied are highly dispersed in terms of equivalent air thickness values, leading to confusion. After the analysis carried out, it is concluded that all airtight sheets are vapour barriers. To clarify whether or not these sheets are necessary as vapour barriers, a condensation analysis was carried out on 13 different facades for 3 climate zones with severe winters as defined in Spanish regulations. The results reveal that interstitial condensation occurs in only 7 of the 39 case studies, with the traditional facades of brickwork with render causing the greatest problems if the appropriate products are not used. In these cases, airtight sheets with water vapour barrier characteristics must be applied on the interior face of the insulating material. In all other cases (32), the airtight sheets must be permeable to water vapour if it is looked for a more breathable wall to water vapour and a better control of the interior humidity conditions.
Autores: Sánchez-Ostiz Gutiérrez, Ana; González Martínez, Purificación; Echeverria Trueba, Juan Bautista; et al.
Libro:  Adaptive Facade Network Europe
Vol. 1  Nº 1  2015  págs. 29
Autores: Sánchez-Ostiz Gutiérrez, Ana; Monge Barrio, Aurora; Domingo Irigoyen, Silvia; et al.
Libro:  39th world conference on housing science. Chanching needs, adaptative buildings, smart cities.
Vol. 1  2013  págs. 525 - 531
Autores: Torres Ramo, Joaquín; González Martínez, Purificación; Sánchez-Ostiz Gutiérrez, Ana; et al.
Libro:  39th world conference on housing science. Chanching needs, adaptative buildings, smart cities.
Vol. 1  2013  págs. 429 - 437
Autores: Quintanilla Crespo, V; Torres Ramo, Joaquín; Almagro Vidal, A;
Libro:  Cátedra de Patrimonio y Arte Navarro. Memoria 2011
2012  págs. 89 - 90
Autores: Sánchez-Ostiz Gutiérrez, Ana; Monge Barrio, Aurora; González Martínez, Purificación; et al.
Libro:  Proyecto CONCLIMAT: industrialización de viviendas bioclimáticas de coste optimizado
2012  págs. 27 - 52
Autores: Torres Ramo, Joaquín; Quintanilla Crespo, V;
Libro:  Recuperar el Patrimonio: 1% cultural. Tomo II: Una mirada en profundidad
2011  págs. 290 - 295
Autores: Quintanilla Crespo, V; Torres Ramo, Joaquín; Ramos Ruiz, Germán
Libro:  Puente de Aoiz (Aoiz-Agoitz). Restauración y adecuación de su entorno 2010.
2011  págs. 213 - 254
Autores: Esteban Valencia, Iñaki; Torres Ramo, Joaquín; Ramos Ruiz, Germán; et al.
Libro:  IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre investigación en arquitectura y urbanismo
2011  págs. 1 - 15
Autores: Vidaurre Arbizu, Marina; Ramos Ruiz, Germán; Torres Ramo, Joaquín; et al.
Libro:  37th IAHS world congress on housing science: Design, technology, refurbishment and management of buildings
2010  págs. 325
"In the Department of Construction Science, we have developed and documented a specific model of systematized process in order to carry out activities of R&D&I oriented to a detailed design of constructive systems of innovative façades. This specific model will be used as a guide for the study, analysis, design and evaluation of the proposed solutions for façades. This model of systematized process of research provides a general idea of the set of stages and activities in the processes of R&D&I, with a graphical map and a documentary structure that describes how all the process works, step by step, facilitating its comprehension and application. The protocol details the key procedures within the global process. This protocol allows elaborating the programme of necessities derived from the conditionings, requirements and demands related to every specific façade, assisting with the definition of the technical characteristics of its parts and components to approach the conceptual and graphical design of constructive solutions, in successive stages. This protocol provides the means to analyze and evaluate every particular design of façade and the process of R&D&I that has been followed, so that it allows to justify and demonstrate the fulfilment of the requirements and demands that concern every stage of the complete life cycle of façades, and to identify fields that could be improved in the R&D&I process, in order to apply corrective actions. This protocol is complemented by som
Autores: Vidaurre Arbizu, Marina; Ramos Ruiz, Germán; Torres Ramo, Joaquín; et al.
Libro:  Solar Buildings Skins: conference proceedings of the 5 energy forum
2010  págs. 131 - 135
Autores: Martín Gómez, César; Eguaras, María; Mambrilla Herrero, Natalia; et al.
Libro:  37th IAHS World Congress on Housing Science
2010  págs. 26 - 29




Architect from the University of Navarra (2002), specialist in Restoration and Refurbishment of Architecture (2002) and PhD Architect (2008) with a thesis entitled `Program and Model of documented process of research directed to the technological innovation in the of façade systems. Application to the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, by OMA-Rem Koolhaas'. I have developed my teaching and research career in the Department of Construction, Services and Structures in the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra. I am a member of SAVIArquitectura research group. I teach on Construction and Building Materials in the degree in Architecture, as well as in the Master's degree in Environmental Management and Buildings Design (MDGAE) where I am also in charge of Master's Thesis Projects. My research interests focus on Building Materials and their Life Cycle Assessment, especially in reference to their use in envelopment systems, and their approach to rehabilitation and cultural heritage. I have participated in research projects related to these topics: Construction and monitoring of a prototype of a thermoelectricity conditioning system applied to an inhabited space (2010-2011), Computer support tools for the study of construction systems of innovative facades (2009-2012), CONCLIMAT-Industrialization of bioclimatic low-cost housing (2007-2012), Energy-social model of residential buildings built in 1940/1980, efficient rehabilitation in Pamplona (2014-2015). In the field of Cultural Heritage, my research is enhanced by professional work as a specialist architect. Since 2006 I manage, together with the architect Verónica Quintanilla, an office exclusively dedicated to conservation and restoration of architectural heritage. I have carried out outstanding interventions in the cultural heritage of Navarre, like the Action Plan for the Fortifications of Pamplona (Europa Nostra 2012 award), Restoration of the Facade of Pamplona Cathedral (project funded by Fundación Caja Madrid), several interventions in the walls of Pamplona, the medieval bridge of Aoiz, or the palaces of Equísoain, Olza and Arce. Currently, I also participate in the management of the University, being Deputy Director of the Department of Construction, Services and Structures. I am part of the MDGAE's board of management as Academic Coordinator of Building Materials Management and Management for other environmental aspects, and I have been a member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the School of Architecture. Since 2019 I am an active member of ICOMOS Spain.