Casa Vicens - Spain Barcelona

Casa Vicens – Barcelona – Spain

Gaudi's casa vinces BarcelonaCasa Vicens is in Carrer Carolines. The main Façade had a gallery (now modified) that was closed by some large hinged wooden shutters, and in the centre was placed an old Renaissance basin with a type of metallic spider`s web, over which the water splashed and, with the sun, divided up into the colours of the rainbow. Opposite this façade he built the waterfall that was demolished in 1946. Continue reading “Casa Vicens – Barcelona – Spain

Palau Güell - Barcelona - Spain

Palau Güell – Barcelona – Spain

Palau Güell entrance Gaudi architecture Barcelona

It was built between 1886 and 1888. The constructive solutions provided by Gaudí are as varied as they are  unique. In the basement, totally built with brickwork mushroom-shaped columns and bricked vaulting, the stable were installed with a series of vents in the form of chimneys that carried the unpleasant smells up to the flat roof. The low part of the building was made with stone from Eusebio’s quarries on the Garraf coast. Continue reading “Palau Güell – Barcelona – Spain

Pavilions of the Güell Estate - Barcelona - Spain

Pavilions of the Güell Estate – Barcelona – Spain

The main entrance at Pavilions of the Guell EstateAround 1884 Mr Eusebi Güell entrusted Gaudí with some building work on the Les Corts de Sarrià estate, to reform the house already standing and to build the enclosure wall and the porter’s lodge pavilions. On this task Gaudí threw himself wholeheartedly into the best of his orientalist period. Continue reading “Pavilions of the Güell Estate – Barcelona – Spain

El Capricho - Comillas - Spain

El Capricho – Comillas – Spain

El Capricho Gaudi Opera in ComillasIn 1883, Gaudi was given the commission by Mr Máximo Diaz de Quijano to to undertake a project for a holiday retreat beside the Marquis of Comillas’Sobrellano Palace, in the selfsame town in Cantabria. The Capricho building, a strict contemporary of  Casa Vicens, is yet another example of the plenitude of this oriental tendency in which Gaudi found such prodigious solutions. Continue reading “El Capricho – Comillas – Spain