The Art of the Architectural Icon

Aug 3, 2021 Skyscrapers

Architecture icon Jorge Castillo has died aged 83.

He died on Saturday after a short illness.

Born in Chile, Castillo spent much of his childhood in Barcelona, where he studied architecture and later worked as a landscape architect.

His career as an architect focused on urban design, including urban renewal and urban design programmes for the city.

His work in the 1970s was influenced by the work of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, whose work he admired.

He was also influenced by urban architecture and architecture as a concept by the late Spanish designer Fernando Meireles, who also designed the city of Tarragona.

In his late 20s, Castilo moved to London to study architecture at Parsons School of Design, where his first projects included the landmark Tate Modern in London, as well as the Tate Modern studios in New York.

Castillo also designed buildings for the London Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other institutions.

He had also worked on the Royal Opera House, the London Theatre and the London Opera House.

In the 1990s, he designed the iconic London Bridge in the shape of a giant red-and-white striped fish.

The architectural icon was known for his large-scale, modernist style and for his bold, colourful, and detailed design.

His most famous buildings are the Museum of Modern Art in New England, the Tate-Finch Gallery in London and the Tate Gallery of Britain in Birmingham.

His works often depicted an urban environment with many different levels and shapes.

In the 1990’s, he also designed some of the most prominent and iconic buildings in New Orleans, including the Louvre Museum and the Museum de la Republique in Paris.

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