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Santiago Calatrava

  1. Mar 3, 2006 #1
    Tonight on Charlie Rose, the second half of the program was devoted to the Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, Architect, sculptor and painter. I present some of his work:
    http://www.athens2004.com/Images/Banners/People/calatrava.jpg
    Architectural:

    Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia
    Ciutat_de_les_Arts_i_les_Ci%C3%A8ncies_-_L%27Umbracle.jpg

    The interior of the BCE Place Galleria, Toronto
    360px-BCE_Place_Galleria_Toronto_Panorama_2002_cropped.jpg

    Puente del Alamillo
    800px-Puente_del_Alamillo.jpg

    The Olympic Velodrome
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6f/AthensOlympicStadium02.jpg/800px-AthensOlympicStadium02.jpg [Broken]

    The future transit hub at the World Trade Center site in New York City, to be completed in 2009. The roof is actually two halves that open once a year at 9-11 and remain open for the amount of time it took from the first plane strike until the towers collapsed.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/PATH_WTC_Station.jpg [Broken]

    The Milwaukee Art museum
    http://www.digischool.nl/ckv1/architectuur/calatrava/milwaukee2.jpg [Broken]
    inttwdentrance2.jpg
    inttwdentr.jpg

    \/ This is one of my favorite images I found online, it reminds me of a magazine shoot from the 70's. It gives me the sensation of being inside a sanctuary, while outside it is a crisp cool day. The air is thick, if fills your lungs when you take a deep breath. You can taste the quality of the air. The kind of feeling you can only get on a cool fall day.
    lobbywhole.jpg
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    The perfect contrast of the sterile and muted whites and grays with the vivid colors of life in the sculpture. It is a wonderful contrast.
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    intsidewing.jpg
    Another wonderful photo, it gives a sense of the fluidity of the shot. The reflections on the polished tile floor gives the impression of an ocean inside the museum as well as outside.
    windows.jpg

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    tower.jpg
    lakesideangle2.jpg
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    More of his work can be found at:
    http://www.calatrava.com/

    He is VERY impressive.
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2006 #2
    I think if I had to go into one of those buildings very often I'd start having dreams about it.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2006 #3
    Some of his sculptures:

    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/Exp_Structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_1.JPG

    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/Exp_Structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_5.JPG

    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/Exp_Structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_8.jpg

    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/Exp_Structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_9.JPG

    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/Exp_Structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_10.JPG

    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/exp_structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_7.jpg
    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/exp_structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_6.JPG
    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/exp_structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_2.JPG

    http://faculty.philau.edu/oakleyd/exp_structures/Calatrava_Sculptures/Calatrava_Sculptures_1.JPG

    http://www.calatrava.com/images/Calatr_Metropolitan.jpg [Broken]
     
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