Rafael Anderson

Rafael Anderson

Rafael Anderson is an architect, writer and historian. He has written and lectured widely on Spanish history, architecture, and the Islamic legacy of al-Andalus. His research includes a study of some of the lost books of al-Andalus, in particular the Kitab al-Filaha or Book of Agriculture. This has resulted in the production of two exquisite, hand-bound books and a series of prints in collaboration with the photographer Tariq Dajani entitled: "The Edge of Forever - Kitab al-Filaha & La Alpujarra". Rafael runs his architectural practice in the province of Granada, specializing in the preservation and restoration of its historic building fabric. His work includes the restoration of a listed Morisco house dating from 1520 in the Albayzin, a Unesco World heritage site. He teaches architecture and sustainability at the Granada visiting school of London’s Architectural Association, a course which aims to combine ancient and future technologies to explore new possibilities for our age. Prior to moving to Spain Rafael worked in London, Hong Kong, Scandanavia and India, he has been premiated in numerous international architectural competitions, widely published and twice exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. Rafael has worked as a guide lecturer for several years leading tours of the Albayzin with the writer Chris Stewart, and guiding cultural and historical groups such as the Arts Society.