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in honor of the \'patron saint of architecture,\' here\'s a gaudi guide to barcelona

by:QY Precision      2019-09-06
By Rowena Heal(
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The famous Catalan artist, Anthony Gaudi, is already an icon in the architectural world, and he may soon receive a new honor: the Saints.
Thanks to his prestigious, unique style and tireless efforts at La Sagrada famia, Gaudi, probably the patron saint of our first architect, will be Pope Francis next year
Xuanfu is only the third of the four steps to the full.
Officially sanctified (
It needs to prove that Gaudí has at least one miracle)
But it still seems like a good time to celebrate Gaudi and explore some of his most shocking works scattered throughout Barcelona (
Seven of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites). Behold:1.
Designed by Josep Fontserè in 1881, the Joseada fountain, young Gaudi, as his assistant, hides the Cascada fountain at the north point of Ciutadella Park from the Trevi of Rome
Two giant crab tongs act as stairs on the podium in the center of the monument, where an open clam has a Venus sculpture.
When Gaudi helped build Cascada, he was still a student in the Department of Architecture.
Upon completion in 1888, the fountain was exhibited at the World exhibition in Barcelona. 2.
Casa Vicens, the first important commission after Gaudí completed his degree, was designed for the ceramic factory owner Manuel Vicens.
The building was built between 1883 and 1888, highlighting several effects, especially the obvious Moore influence in the roof tower.
The Trencad ís façade is made up of bare colored tiles of stone, red bricks and chess boards and floral patterns, paying tribute to the owner\'s profession.
Although the design lacked the curve of his later work, the outbreak of color was severely affected by Arabic and Oriental Art, which echoed in many of his later designs. 3.
The palauur Gül Palace residence of the Gül family has a clear calm look, which does not immediately reflect Gaudi\'s other works.
The building is centered on a main room designed to entertain guests of the upper class of the Gur family who enter the horse House
Pull the car through the iron front door.
These arched gates feature complex forged iron
Seaweed-like work
When guests go upstairs to the reception room, the animals are taken to the stable by the ramp inside the room.
The gorgeous walls and ceilings here disguise the viewing windows located at the height of the walls, giving homeowners the privilege to peek at guests so they can decide whether to adjust their costumes before entering.
The interior certainly makes up for the dim exterior: a parabolic dome-
The center hall shape with small holes in the ceiling allows daylight to shine into the room with planetariumlike effect. 4.
Mira House/Pedra is one of the best hotels in Gaudi
The famous residential building and his final civil engineering.
It was built between 1906 and 1912, and although the undulating stone façade and twisted iron balconies were controversial at the time, it was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1984.
Casa mila is composed of two buildings, surrounded by two courtyards, providing light for the nine floors of the house.
The main floor was designed for commissioning the home and the rest was divided into more than 20 rental properties.
The external impressive ripple limestone explores the irregularities of nature.
After entering the building, the theme was answered again.
At that time, the pillars and floors without bearing walls were also noteworthy architectural innovations.
The roof is spectacular with chimneys, skylights, exits and fans.
The chimney is covered with limestone, broken marble, and glass, and the chimney is distorted in order for more smoke to escape.
The view from the roof is also worth climbing nine times. 5.
Another building of Casa Batlló, the residential building of Gardi, Casa Batlló, was reconstructed in 1904 by a house built in 1870 and was designed for the noble Joseph batello, before renting out the remaining space as an apartment, he moved his family into the lower two floors.
The attention to detail is fascinating: the size of the window varies depending on the height of the ground, and the complex design and color are inspired by marine life.
Looking from a distance, the balcony and supporting pillows look like skulls and bones, adding to the feeling of naturalism.
Like Casa mila, the building was criticized for its radical design during its construction;
However, it was declared one of the three best buildings in Barcelona by the City Council in 1906 and has now been listed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. 6.
This stunning garden complex, located on Mount El Carmel, was commissioned by youseby Gul and built between 1900 and 1914.
Although today is part of the UNESCO list of \"works by Anthony Gaudi\", the park was originally an unsuccessful residential area designed to take advantage of fresh air and urban landscapes.
Of the 60 houses planned to be built, only two are erected;
After no buyer came, Gaudi bought one and moved in with his family.
There are many fascinating aspects of the building that need to be explored: pillars that simulate palm trees, arches from the surface of rubble growing on the ground, terraces made of twisted horn iron.
However, due to its magnificent views and the mosaic benches around it, the focus of the park is on the main terrace. 7.
Since the beginning of work in 1882, the spectacular holy house has been built for more than a hundred years.
Gaudi played an incredibly positive role in guiding the construction of this magnificent Roman Catholic Church until his death in 1926, when only one quarter of the project was completed.
After the Spanish Civil War in 1936, many of his studios, as well as his models and plans, were destroyed by the anarchy of the Catalan nation.
The current design, therefore, is partly based on the rebuilt version and modern adaptation, which has caused controversy among many of the Catalan architects who believe that these alternative materials disregard Gaudi\'s original proposal.
The appearance and interior design are very complex and the theme comes from the phrases at the Liturgy.
The tower is decorated with words such as \"excellence\" and \"Holy Land\", and the doors are covered with biblical words written in various languages.
Due to the computer-aided design technology allowing stone deformation, the building has recently accelerated
Site using CNC milling machine.
Before that, it was completely hand-carved.
Although the country is incomplete, the church is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Gaudi guide in Barcelona initially appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited construction site in June 25, 2014.
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