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Futuristic fusion: A poetry of architecture, art, and engineering
Spanish visionary Santiago Calatrava is renowned around the world as an architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist. Famed for bridges as much as buildings, he has made his name with neofuturistic structures that combine deft engineering solutions with dramatic visual impact.
From the Athens 2004 Olympic sports complex and the Museum of Tomorrow to the Peace Bridge, Calgary; Alamillo Bridge in Seville; and the Mujer Bridge in Buenos Aires, Calatrava’s creations show particular interest in the meeting point of movement and balance. With influences ranging from NASA space design to da Vinci’s nature studies, the structures dazzle with a sense of lightness, agility, and aerodynamism, but always with a graceful poise amid their particular surroundings.
This compact introduction explores Calatrava’s unique aesthetic with key projects from his career, from early breakthroughs to his most recent work. Through buildings of culture, science, faith, and across his many famous bridges, we explore his integration of organic forms and human movements, and a uniquely fluid futurism, soaring towards tomorrow.
About the series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture series features:an introduction to the life and work of the architect
the major works in chronological order
information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
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This compact introduction explores the architect's unique fusion of organic forms, deft engineering, and dramatic, aerodynamic impact. Spanish visionary Santiago Calatrava is renowned around the world as an architect, structural engineer, sculptor ...
Santiago Calatrava—known for his gleaming white, sky-high designs—has captivated the globe with soaring structural feats since he began designing modern architecture as a student in Valencia ...
Calatrava la Vieja (formerly just Calatrava) is a medieval site and original nucleus of the Order of Calatrava.It is now part of the Archaeological Parks (Parques Arqueológicos) of the Community of Castile-La Mancha.Situated at Carrión de Calatrava, Calatrava during the High Middle Ages was the only important city in the Guadiana River valley.