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Sayuri Yamamoto wrote a review 13 May. Sao Paulo, SP contributions 62 helpful votes. On the ground floor, there is a gate that made me wonder how someone made such a gate. In fact, everything there is impressive, because there are so many curves, that I wonder how everything was …. Read more. Date of experience: January Responded 2 weeks ago. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can visit us in a near future. Thank you and take care,.
Shawneen21 wrote a review 11 May. Salt Lake City, Utah 93 contributions 10 helpful votes. More than meets the eye. All of the pics I've seen are of the outside of the building and the roof.
All of which is great. But it was what we saw in the attic that was impressive. I always wondered where Gaudi found inspiration and I learned it here, and more about the architect. Date of experience: February Helpful Share. We are really glad that you find it worth to visit. The route around the space is divided into seven areas, one of which is devoted entirely to La Pedrera.
We also want to inform you that La Pedrera, as part of Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, assigns the proceeds of the ticket entrance to social, environmental, educational and cultural projects which benefited directly more than San Diego, California 85 contributions 2 helpful votes. Enjoyed by entire family. Because of this, he was afforded lengthy periods of time resting at his summer house in Riudoms.
Here he spent a large portion of his time outdoors, allowing him to deeply study nature. In his work he followed impulses and turned creative plans into reality. His openness to embrace new styles combined with a vivid imagination helped mold new styles of architecture and consequently helped push the limits of construction. Today he is regarded as a pioneer of the modern architecture style.
He was an inconsistent student who showed flashes of brilliance. It took him eight years to graduate due to a mix of health complications, military service as well as other activities. After completion of his education he became a prolific architect as well as designing gardens, sculptures and all other decorative arts. A few weeks later he died in the hospital due to his injuries on June 10, at the age of To begin with, the name "La Pedrera" is in fact a nickname assigned by the citizens who disapproved of its unusualness.
Michael and St. Some of these two or three room apartments had a loft and were designed and furnished in a typical early s style using brick, ceramic and wood. The insurance company Northern took over the main floor in Josep Anton Comas made some emergency repairs, especially to the paintings in the courtyards, while respecting the original design. It had been painted a dreary brown and many of its interior color schemes had been abandoned or allowed to deteriorate, but it has been restored since and many of the original colors revived.
The Barcelonan city council tried to rent the main floor as an office for the Olympic bid. The floor became an exhibition room with an example of modernism in the Eixample. The building is 1, m 2 per floor on a plot of 1, m 2. He designed the house as a constant curve, both outside and inside, incorporating ruled geometry and naturalistic elements.
The resulting layout is shaped like an asymmetrical "8" because of the different shapes and sizes of the courtyards. The attic housed the laundry and drying areas, forming an insulating space for the building and simultaneously determining the levels of the roof. One of the most notable elements of the building is the roof, crowned with skylights, staircase exits, fans, and chimneys. All of these elements, constructed out of brick covered with lime, broken marble, or glass have a specific architectural function but are also real sculptures integrated into the building.
The apartments feature plastered ceilings with dynamic reliefs, handcrafted wooden doors, windows, and furniture, as well as hydraulic tiles and various ornamental elements. Therefore, there were only elevators on every other floor, so people on different floors would meet one another.
The facade connects to the internal structure of each floor by means of curved iron beams surrounding the perimeter of each floor. This construction system allows, on one hand, large openings in the facade which give light to the homes, and on the other, free structuring of the different levels, so that internal walls can be added and demolished without affecting the stability of the building.
This allows the owners to change their minds at will and to modify, without problems, the interior layout of the homes. The facade is composed of large blocks of limestone from the Garraf Massif on the first floor and from the Villefranche quarry for the higher levels. The blocks were cut to follow the plot of the projection of the model, then raised to their location and adjusted to align in a continuous curve to the pieces around them.
Viewed from the outside the building has three parts: the main body of the six-storey blocks with winding stone floors, two floors set a block back with a different curve, similar to waves, a smoother texture and whiter color, and with small holes that look like embrasures , and finally the body of the roof.
In , the tailor Mosella opened the first store in La Pedrera, and he eliminated the bars. This did not concern anyone, because in the middle of twentieth century, wrought ironwork had little importance. The tour will start at o'clock - this is before the regular opening hours of La Pedrera. Surroundings Find Hotels nearby. Opening times March - October: daily 9 - November - February: daily von 9 - Last Admission 30 minutes bevor closing time closed on January: open - La Pedrera is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Barcelona, which sometimes has longer waiting times at the checkout result.
With the pre-booked tickets , you can avoid the queues. Visitable are the roof, the museum in memory, which is typical for Burgoise middle of the modernist apartment on the fourth floor and courtyard. On the first floor there are temporary exhibitions, but an extra entry cost. A ticket for six of the most important museums. Free admission without queuing.
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