Found project: Casa Batlló


    Project : Casa Batlló

    Language variant : Batlló House

    Architect : Gaudi, Antonio

    Completion: 1906 (renovation)

    Locality : Barcelona

    Country : Spain

    Building style : Jugend/Art Nouveau

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    Description :

    Casa Batllo dates from 1877, and its owner commissioned Gaudi to remodel the front and redistribute the courtyard spaces.

    Gaudi may have been working here with an already extant building, but he still found ways to make the project very personal one that would bear the stamp of his unmistakable style.

    The sensitivity of the composition is immediately appreciable from the building’s exterior which is covered in Marés stone and colored glass fragments on the first stories and similarly uses ceramic discs on the upper stories.

    Cuito, Aurora & Montes, Cristina: Antoni Gaudi. teNeus Publishing Company 2003, p. 39. (English translation)


    “It would be more accurate to describe Casa Batllo as a permanent sculpture rather than a piece of architecture.”

    “The entrance hall is an example of volumetric play of colour, a truly unusual concept, in addition to the skillful use of each material. The shaft of light which appears to be produced between a roof that wants to be a wall and a wall which won’t accept the lover’s passive horizontal position is a perfect prelude to the love which this passionate construction will be found to contain.”

    Josep M. Botey: Inside Barcelona. Discovering Barcelona’s classic interiors. Phaidon Press 1992, p. 116.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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