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Learning from Santiago Calatrava the ultimate “Conscious Inspiration Architect”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by eliinbar


Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In this post I will share with you why I think Santiago Calatrava

Is a Conscious Inspiration Architect

Interesting to demonstrate the “conscious inspiration method” by tracking Calatrava’s career….

Calatrava’s education career:

1/ Sudied art as a child and originally planned to study art in college.

2/Studied architecture five years at ‘Escuela TÈcnica 1969-1974.

3/studied civil engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich1975-1979.

4/Doctorate in Technical Science from the Department of Architecture ETH Zurich1979-1981.

WE ARE A SCIENTIFIC  CIVILIZATION. THIS MEANS A CIVILIZATION WHERE KNOWLEDGE AND ITS INTEGRITY ARE CRUCIAL FACTORS. SCIENCE IS NOT MORE THAN A LATIN WORD MEANING KNOWLEDGE…” OUR DESTINY IS KNOWLEDGE”.

JACOB BRONOWSKI.

  

Calatrava’s inspiration sources:

Calatrava takes his inspiration from natural and human forms

Calatrava’s Sketch of the Twisting Male Torso Sculpture and the HSB Turning Torso building in Malmo Sweden

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Santiago Calatrava’s work is inspired by the things he sees around him, momentary images and happenings

The smooth and sweeping flight of an elegant bird inspired the spectacular extension for the Milwaukee Art Museum (1994-2001)

Calatrava’s extension for the Milwaukee Art Museum (1994-2001)

Caltrava’s  Invention Architecture:

cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge like in Alamillo Bridge in Seville is a modern variation of the cable-stayed bridge- Sanfrasico bridge, The “Golden Gate.

This design has been pioneered by Santiago Calatrava.

San francisco bridge ,The “Golden Gate” (cable-stayed bridge)

Santiago Calatrava Architect

The Alamillo Bridge (backward cantilever)

Seville,Spain  1992 (cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge)

What were Calatrava’s inspiration sources   when planning the next three “cantilever spar cable-stayed bridgethat only has one pylon “?

Santiago Calatrava  Architect

“Puente de la Mujer” Bridge

 Buenos Aires, Argentina  (forward cantilever with gate-swing opening) 2002

Santiago Calatrava  Architect

Sundial Bridge (backward cantilever with glass decking)

CA, USA 2004

Santiago Calatrava Architect

 Samuel Beckett Bridge (single-sided forward curved bow, evoking a harp)

Dublin, Ireland 2009

Eliinbar’s Sketches  2011  Santiago Calatrava’s  cantilever spar cable-stayed bridges that only have one pylon

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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