Casa Milà - Gaudi
photo by Shaun Dunmall


Built between 1906 and 1910, for Rosario Segimon and Pere Milà, it is the biggest civil building designed by Antonio Gaudi. It has a total surface of more than 100 square meters, including two patios. It lacks colour, as it is made only from natural stone. The iron balconies were the design of Josep Maria Jujol, Gaudí's frequent collaborator. Each of them is different and were improvised by the designer on the spot. The undulating balconies look like ocean waves, with curves, concavities, and voids. And with the pale stone contrasting the dark iron, it gives the building a sculptural look.

Today, after being restored many times, due to its poor condition, some of the original colours have been revived. The apartment on the top floor gives us an idea of how the interior looked in the 20th century. The most interesting part of the building is the roof top, where surrealistic chimneys, many of them looking like warriors in a science fiction movie, dominate the roof top.

The top floor, attic and the extraordinary roof are open to visitors.

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Bogdan Stanescu
Bogdan Stanescu

on Nov 09,2009

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