June 7, 2011

La Pedrera (Milà’s House) of Antonio Gaudi


La Pedrera was the last great civil work that Gaudí realized before devoting himself completely to the Sagrada Familia.

The owner, Pere Milà, entrusted Gaudí to the accomplishment of a great house in his area.

Gaudí projected a fantastic place with wavy and alive forms. Its structure bases in small beam metallurgies forged and Catalan roof spaces that metallurgies sustain for main beam on rustic columns, of chairs or iron.

To bear the front there were used a few wavy variable lenghts beams that are fixed in the stone.

The construction works were carried out between 1906, year in which Gaudí signed the first plans, until ends of December, 1910 but they did not get away from having problems with official institutions.

Nowadays La Pedrera is a property of the financial institution Caixa Catalunya who keeps the terrace and the attic opened to the public where it is possible to see an exhibition about Gaudí and his work. Some floors are dedicated to particulars but the principal one is for exhibitions of Cultural Center Caixa Catalunya.

La Pedrera was declared Humanity World Heritage by the UNESCO on November 2th, 1984, with the Palau Güell, the Park Güell and the Crypt of the Cologne Güell.

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