Tag Archives: Catalan Modernism

Casa Vicens, a home designed by Gaudí, now open to the public in Barcelona

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© Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2016. Photo: Pol Viladoms

The first home designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí has recently opened to the public. Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer house for the Vicens family, it is a masterpiece of riotous colour in an eclectic neo-moorish style. After over a century of transformations at the hands of various different owners, the World Heritage Site has been returned to its original disposition, while an addition constructed in 1925 has been transformed into a museum. Located in the Gràcia district and surrounded by a verdant garden, the house is open everyday, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm except 25 December, 1 and 6 January

 

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“Sagrada Família – Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece”, New York: Closes 8 May 2015

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Exhibition,  Sagrada Família – Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
City College of New York (141 Convent Avenue, New York City).

The exhibit in the Spitzer School’s Atrium Gallery includes photographs, architectural models and casts used in construction. It also showcases the 3D computer imaging software used to analyze and draw precise tridimensional geometry. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Reviewed in the Architectural Record