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Casa Batlló

1904

In the middle of Passeig de Gràcia, the avenue in which all the most prestigious bourgeois families were settling, Josep Batlló acquired in 1903 a sombre building which Gaudí, in the prime of his professional life, would transform into one of his most original works. It is a house full to the brim with joy and energy, in […]

January
1904
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Casa Calvet Corner Stool

1901

This is a beautiful corner stool with smooth curving lines. It has a small backrest which resembles the central balconies on the rear facade of Casa Calvet. The legs, as well as their joining parts, are straight, creating an interesting contrast. It is characterised by its simplicity and comfort. This stool was devised by Gaudí to fit into […]

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Casa Calvet Armchair

1901

The style of this piece is halfway between the furniture designed by Gaudí for Casa Calvet and the items that he later designed for Casa Batlló. The round seat, which is rather austere and free from ornamentation, is attached by a support to the distinctive heart-shaped back. From this same support, the two arms project, each ending in an arch-shaped […]

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Casa Calvet Flower Bench

1901

A great work of ornamental carving. The back is composed of three large flowers, which are in turn surrounded by a further three floral motifs. Worthy of note is the fact that the arm is joined to the back by a cantilever structure, which makes this item of furniture both very graceful and fragile, in […]

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Casa Calvet Flower Chair

1901

This chair was designed by Gaudí for the meeting room in Casa Calvet. It has a very richly decorated design with an elegant central motif on the chair back. Its trapezoid shape makes it especially graceful. Gaudí used geometrical patterns of interlaced circles and coffee beans. The seat has five aligned holes to prevent the person sitting on it from […]

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Park Güell

1900

Located in the district known today as Barrio de la Salut, this was designed as a garden city project with housing, communal areas and a market, among other things. Gaudí imagined it as a sort of paradise, and filled it with religious imagery, Catalan symbols and organic shapes. The staircase which leads to the market – […]

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Casa Calvet

1898

In 1897 Gaudí was asked to construct a building for the heirs of the cotton industrialist Pere Màrtir Calvet. The family bought a site in Calle Casp in Barcelona, and it was there that Gaudí erected his most conservative work. In Casa Calvet, with its simple structure, Gaudí abandoned his former inspirations of Moorish and oriental approaches and surrendered himself to […]

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Palau Güell

1886

Eusebi Güell commissioned Gaudí to build this city mansion in 1885, and as a residence it is full of every conceivable kind of luxury. Rather unusually, it is located in one of the most popular districts of Barcelona, at a time when the majority of the bourgeois families of the period were choosing the district of Eixample […]

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Finca Güell

1884

This estate was Gaudí‘s first work for the man who became his patron and his friend, and it marked the beginning of an intense and productive professional relationship. Güell owned several estates in Barcelona, in the district known today as Zona Universitaria, and he commissioned Gaudí to design the boundary wall and the gates giving access to this […]

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El Capricho

1883

This house belonging to Máximo Díaz de Quijano, brother-in-law of the Marquis of Comillas, was designed by Gaudí in the town of Comillas, in the historical region of Cantabria. One of his youthful projects, Gaudí was 31 years old when he built it, and it does not yet display many of the construction techniques which would characterise […]