Located very close to another important work of Gaudí, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló is another of the architect’s great projects, and one of the most visually symbolic. Also located on Paseo de Gracia, Casa Batlló dates back to 1877, when it was built by one of Gaudí’s architecture professors, Emilio Sala Cortés. In 1903, the person who acquires the building and whose surname would give it its current name, the industrialist Josep Batlló and Casanovas, ordered Gaudí to completely reform it after its demolition.
Gaudí’s project discarded the collapse, although it tackled a complete rehabilitation of the building. For the facade, the architect developed all his imagination creating a very showy appearance and with marine influences, mixing stone, glass and ceramics, which result in sculptures, columns and balconies that constitute in themselves original works of art. Stand out the grandstand of the noble floor, which stands a few meters above the Paseo de Gracia, the balconies in the form of masks, and the spectacular roof, which simulates the back of an animal thanks to its formation based on scales with large spherical pieces whose Colors change from one extreme to the other.
Inside Casa Batlló you can see various finishes ranging from wrought iron, wood, stained glass, to ceramic tiles and stone ornaments. Completely full of details that continually call attention, the hand of Gaudí is omnipresent in any element, design, color, shape, space and light, but always accompanied by a functional touch.
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