Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Barcelona, La Pedrera
La Pedrera (also known as Casa Milà) was built from 1906-1912, much later than the Palau Guell seen below, which dates from 1895-1890. Gaudì is working in a more fanciful style here, using more thoroughly organic, flowing forms interpreted from nature. Again, the rooftop is a magical space of chimney-top soldiers and staircase towers that resemble the forms created in windblown sand.