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Casa Mila

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Casa Mila

 

 

Casa MilÓ, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni GaudÝ and built in the years 1905ľ1907. It is located at 92, Passeig de GrÓcia ('passeig' is Catalan for promenade or avenue) in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was built for Roger Segimon de MilÓ. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni GaudÝ".

 

an UNESCO World Heritage site

 

waves and iron work

Most people consider it magnificent and overwhelming; some say it is like waves of lava or a sand-dune. This building seems to break our understanding of conventional architecture. The most astonishing part is the roof with an almost lunar appearance and dreamlike landscape.

 

iron work balcony

The building can be considered more of a sculpture than a regular building. Critics remark on its detachment from usefulness, but others consider it to be art. The Barcelonese of the time considered it ugly, hence the "quarry" nickname, but today it is a landmark of Barcelona.

 

cave-like dwelling

It could be compared with the steep cliff walls in which African tribes build their cave-like dwellings. The wavy facade, with its large pores, reminds one also of an undulating beach of fine sand, formed, for example, by a receding dune. The honeycombs made by industrious bees might also spring to the mind of the observer viewing the snake-like ups-and-downs that run through the whole building.

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roof cross

More Photos of the roof

 

 

street tile design carried throughout the dwelling

 

entrance grill

 

entrance art

 

 

over the entrance way

 

art detail

 

the courtyard

 

internal stairway

 

stairway

 

interior apartment windows

 

entry way screen

 

stairway

 

 

to the upper level

 

vaulting of the top floor

 

first used as a wash drying area
now the Gaudi Museum

Photos of the Gaudi Museum

 

interior hall of the apartments

More Photos of the Apartments

 

Casa Mila


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