This modernist building located in Barcelona, in the district of Gracia, was Gaudí's first major project after his degree as an architect in 1878. It was built between 1883 and 1888, when Gracia District was still an independent urban area of Barcelona. It is interesting to highlight the facade of the building, whose decoration is based on compositions with tiles, giving the building a very colorful aspect, one of the main characteristics of this construction and modernism. Casa Vicens is structured on four levels: an underground floor where the museum shop is actually located, two floors that were intended for
Walking through the center of Barcelona it is easy to discover curious facades where we can observe the result of the technique of sgraffito. It looks like tattoos that decorate with originality some modernist buildings of the late nineteenth century, a period in which bourgeois families gave to know the rest of society its category and successes by contracting illustrious masters and architects to build their houses, such as Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and Antoni Gaudí The sgraffito is an ornamental technique used both in architecture and other arts, whose origin is very old as it has been
Josep Puig i Cadafalch is one of the greatest exponents of modernist architecture in Catalonia. He was born on October 17, 1867 in the town of Mataró, close to Barcelona. As an architect, historian, politician and cultural promoter -a great scholar in Romanesque art- he was one of the most remarkable Catalan personalities of the 20th century, a key piece of modernism and noucentisme. Catalan modernism is defined as an attitude of renewal in favor of modernity. It is claimed through the modernization of forms after inspiration in nature, awareness of Catalan identity and the use of new materials. Among
Set of three small natural soap bars with olive and coconut oils, illustrated with floral design tiles present in various areas of the Modernista Site of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital. + INFO Barceloning design for a trio of soap bars which are exclusively sold at the Museum Shop OF the Recinte Modernista sant Pau. Three small soap bars with three fragrances: lavender, roses and floral, fruit of inspiration in the Modernista Site gardens and tiles' mosaics. The Modernista Site of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital consists of a set of buildings designed by the architect
Our series of products related to the pigmented cement encaustic tiles and modernista sgraffito facades of Barcelona share a privileged space at La Pedrera Museum Shop on the ground floor of the universally known Gaudí building. Encaustic tiles + info and sgraffito + info are architectural elements related to the modernist current of the late nineteenth century, which had an important development in Barcelona. Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera for its massive aspect, is a modernist building in which Gaudí provided interesting technological innovations. From the outside are remarkables the forged balconies with organic shapes and the terrace from
New Barceloning product collection inspired by façades of modernista buildings in Barcelona with "esgrafiats" cladding Architectural sgraffito is an ornamental technique used for façade cladding. It consists of applying two layers of mortar in different colors that allow to reveal drawings by selectively removing the outer layer. With the rise of Modernism in Catalonia at the end of the 19th century the designs became very elaborate and they were used in many façades of Barcelona. The sgraffito or sgraffiato has its origin in the Renaissance in Italy where it was used of figurative way with designs of human figures or
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