A true legend in the world of architecture.
Antonio Gaudi has created a unique in its beauty and form of the structure. An avant-garde approach has made the master a key figure in the art Nouveau architecture. Moreover, with its submission to Spain, the art Nouveau style flourished. Although most of the buildings of Gaudi is located in Barcelona, the impact of his work can be found in different parts of Europe. The most famous works of the architect presented later in the review.
Casa Vicens is one of the most important creations of the architect, because it marked the emergence of the art Nouveau style in Spain. The construction of Gaudi’s ordered a manufacturer of brick and tile Manuel Vicens in 1883.
Working on the project of this house, Antoni Gaudi were inspired by the Moorish motifs with colored mosaics and repeating geometric patterns intertwined with floral ornament. Another feature of the structure is asymmetric and the many arches. They are considered to be the main feature of Catalan modernism.
Bodegas Guell (Bodegas Güell) was built between 1895 and 1897 years for Eusebi güell. Industrialist and philanthropist saw the creations of Antonio Gaudi at the world fair in Paris and ordered him to build a 3-level complex, which includes the actual cellar, garage, living quarters and a chapel with a viewing platform.
Bodegas Güell visible elements of neo-Gothic architecture: sloping roof, stylized spires, several arches.
The eusebi Guell was so pleased with the style gaudí that he commissioned him to design a whole residential area. To do this, the industrialist has acquired 15 hectares of land. This property had a lot of green space between which was supposed to be the mansions and the Park. Architect with zeal set to work. It was created several houses, the colonnade of the market pavilions. 10 years after the start of construction of the financial Affairs of the industrialist went very badly, so he had to sell his territory of the municipality of Barcelona make it a city Park.
Park güell is a stunning complex of polychromatic mosaic, stone grottos, quaint spires. No sharp edges, just sleek.
In 1877, a wealthy textile manufacturer Josep batlló-and-Kasanovas instructed Antonio Gaudi mess of his apartment building. The owner didn’t like traditional appearance of home, he wanted the architect turned it into a modern masterpiece. Batllo had planned not to demolish the house, but he ordered his way. The side walls adjacent to neighbouring houses, remained intact, but the facade was rebuilt. Also, the architect did a complete remodeling of the building.
The Casa batlló is almost no straight lines, and mottled exterior with quaint balconies cannot fail to attract the curious stares of passers-by. Special attention to gaudí paid to detail – this shimmering stained glass, created of light and shade, smooth transition of colors in the mosaics.
The Sagrada família, or the Sagrada Familia is the most important and ambitious project, which Antonio Gaudi devoted 42 years of his life. As with other works of the architect-the temple is natural forms, intricate details, bright colors. When designing the Sagrada Familia Gaudi used such styles as art Nouveau, Gothic revival, Orientalism.