One of Gaudí’s innovations at La Pedrera was his majestic renovation of the small internal patios typically used for ventilation purposes, turning them into two large courtyards to become the base for the whole floor plan and increase the building’s light and ventilation. The outside staircase going up to the main floor, is indeed spectacular in terms of its shape, light and colours and giving the impression of being in a tropical forest. #traveleatandenjoy
Barcelona has so much to offer as a city, but it's mostly known for the works of its famous architect, Antoni Gaudí. Sagrada Família is obviously his greatest one, but there are other popular ones like this, the Casa Battló. This house has (almost) no straight lines since Gaudí's designs are inspired by nature (There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature). They also call it the 'House of Bones' because the facade looks like skeleton and bones.❓💡👌🏽
Monotonous lines. Very close to the Rambla de Poblenou and its neighborhood atmosphere there are some modern buildings. The contrast is curious. Barcelona, Spain.
Thank you @elgiroscopoviajero for this stunning picture! #barcelona#architecture
Ealier today I visited Palau De La Música Catalana which was built between 1905 and 1908 by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a home for the Orfeó Català, financed by popular subscription.
The Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia. Moreover it represents a symbolic emotional heritage for a whole people who identify with its history.
The modernist building is designed around a central metal structure covered in glass, which exploits natural light to make the make Domènech i Montaner's masterpiece into a magical music box which brings together all the decorative arts: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and ironwork.