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The Life and Works of Santiago Calatrava
A discussion of the life and works of the architect, Santiago Calatrava.
# 48827 | 1,216 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2004 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European) , Architecture (Modern)

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An analysis of Calatrava's works as an entirety, based on his major ideas, the nature of his works, his clients, culture, origin and development, thematic progression, the values represented, and legacy of the architect to modern architecture. Calatrava is one of Spain's most celebrated architects. The paper includes some pictures of his designs.

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"Calatrava's implemented his innovative and original ideas through his many works. The major concepts of Calatrava's design are found in his bridges and buildings. His importance in the community of European architects can hardly be overstated, yet he rarely designs a fully enclosed building; his works are generally open structures. Calatrava's dual capacity as an engineer and an architect allows him to capture the creative and structural aspects of both disciplines. His engineering skills enable him to apply his ideas to his architecture with greater ease. The sculptural surfaces and unusual spaces that are born of this marriage of disciplines give Calatrava an unmistakable and easily identifiable style. He dismisses the apathy involved in accepted architectural form."

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