After the recent collaboration between the BBC and RIBA that brought the talk Dream Builders: Santiago Calatrava to the RIBA’s headquarters, it is with gratitude that the RIBA British Architectural Library now has a permanent reminder of Calatrava’s influential work and his visit to 66 Portland Place through a gift of special limited edition books, produced by his office and edited by his wife Robertina Calatrava.

Books of Santiago Calatrava’s drawings, edited by Robertina Caltrava

Books of Santiago Calatrava’s drawings, edited by Robertina Caltrava.

Books of Santiago Calatrava’s drawings, edited by Robertina Caltrava

Close-up: Books of Santiago Calatrava’s drawings, edited by Robertina Caltrava

Each one is from the architect and all are personally illustrated and signed with a dedication to the RIBA. The books, some in concertina format, are a rich display of  his drawings of animated figures and are a glimpse into how the human form has provided inspiration for some of his high-profile buildings.

A dedication from Santiago Calatrava to the RIBA

A dedication from Santiago Calatrava to the RIBA

 

 

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1 Comment
  1. What a thief

    February 26, 2013

    In Spain we’re already sick of people like Calatrava and his work, he should be ashamed of everything he’s done for architecture.
    At least now everybody knows who is he and his proceedings: steal and build like a god (when he’s only a bastard).

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