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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 […]

January
1901
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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 […]

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Sagrada Familia

1882

The Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia (the Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), construction on which was begun in 1882, is today one of the identifying icons of Barcelona, and is known all over the world. The project is expected to be completed in 2026, to mark the 100th anniversary of Gaudí’s death. The project […]

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Casa Vicens

1878

Gaudí was given this commission in the year that he graduated, 1878. He was 26 years old when he was faced with his first major project. Casa Vicens, located in what was then the town of Gràcia, was intended as the second home of Manuel Vicens Montaner. Gràcia, which was separate from Barcelona but adjacent to […]