The influence of Gaudi in Georgia

It is not uncommon to find buildings and constructions that seem inspired by Gaudí’s work, even in countries whose cultures are so far from the context of Gaudí’s creation that it is not easy to find the common thread. Such is the case of some bus stops and other buildings located in Georgia. Read more

06/10/2024

The Casa Calvet: Sustainability over time

The recent adaptation to house the cafe of a renowned brand was especially respectful of Gaudí’s intentions, and so lovers of his work can enjoy the qualities that the architect decided to give to the space. Read more

03/30/2024

96th anniversary of Gaudí’s passing

Audio of the interview on the Radio Nacional de España program “Gente Despierta” with the president of the Antonio Gaudí Foundation. Read more

 

06/10/2022

A work by Gaudí for sale in 1925

A newspaper ad dated August 18, 1925 offered a house designed by Gaudí for sale that fits the characteristics of the Torre Bellesguard, a building designed and directed by the architect between 1900 and 1908. Read more

 

05/12/2022

Gaudi inspires a sustainable building for an ASD Center

The Antonio Gaudí Foundation collaborates in the project for the construction of a Day Center for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read more

 

02/05/2022

A star in the Sagrada Familia

On December 8, the glass and stainless steel star recently placed as the crown of the tower of the Virgin Mary of the Sagrada Familia temple in Barcelona, 138 meters high, will be illuminated. Read more

 

12/08/2021

Gaudí's kioscs for the streets of Barcelona

In 1878 Gaudí designed a kiosk for the public spaces of Barcelona. Signed on May 14th, the drawing shows an iron and glass construction in plan and elevation. Read more

 

05/14/2021

Three Gaudí collaborators

Two architects who worked with Gaudí were born on the same day, April 20, two years apart. They are Josep F. Ràfols Fontanals, in 1889, and Isidre Puig Boada in 1891. Another very close collaborator, Joan Rubió Bellver, was born... Read more

 

04/23/2021

The Casa Calvet, Gaudí’s only award-winning work

Built in 1899, it is the first multi-family residential building designed by Gaudí in Barcelona. It is a rare case in his work because it is a project in which no novel technical or compositional solutions stand out, but rather the exquisite design. Read more

 

03/28/2021

Gaudí restorer: the cathedral of Mallorca

Between 1903 and 1915 Gaudí worked on the reform of the Gothic cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. Read more

03/07/2021

The streetlamps of Gaudí at Barcelona

The street lamps for promenades and squares of Barcelona commissioned by the City Council on February 15, 1878 was one of Gaudí's first works. Read more

02/15/2021

Gaudí's final degree project

On January 4, 1878, Gaudí approved the revalidation project and so he finished his studies at the Escuela de Arquitectura of Barcelona. A little later, on March 15, he was awarded the degree of architect. Read more

01/04/2021

Eusebi Güell and Gaudí

Eusebi Güell Bacigalupi was born on December 15. Client and great friend of Gaudí, their identity in artistic ideas and the mutual understanding between both resulted in some of the best achievements of architecture of all time. Read more

12/15/2020

The plans of Park Güell and Casa Batlló

On the same day, October 26, 1904, Gaudí signed the plans for two of his most famous works: Park Güell and Casa Batlló. In both cases the administrative process had interesting alternatives to highlight. Read more

10/26/2020

Le Corbusier and Gaudí

The architect, urban planner, painter and sculptor Le Corbusier, one of the leading figures of the avant-garde of the 20th century, did not hide his admiration for Gaudí’s work, which he knew on his visit to Barcelona in May 1928 to give lectures. Read more

10/06/2020

Julio Cortázar and his relationship with Gaudí

The writer Julio Cortázar professed great admiration for Gaudí’s work, which he accredited in an interview for Spanish television in 1977, where he recounted memories of his early childhood and his feelings about the architect’s work. Read more

08/26/2020

The project of the Palau Güell

The plans for the Palau Güell were approved on July 27, 1886. Processed under File No. 38-O of the Comisión de Fomento, the procedure had an incident when the tribune of the main floor was objected  as planned. Read more

07/27/2020

Antonio Gaudí was born 168 years ago

Antonio Gaudí was born on June 25, 1852, 168 years ago. There is still a controversy over the place of his birth. It was probably in Reus, his mother’s town, although it is also claimed that he was born in the nearby village of Riudoms. Read more

06/25/2020

Gaudí and Wright. Two representations of the same vision

On June 8 Frank Lloyd Wright was born, considered the creator of organic architecture. He was the first one who in 1939 used this term for the first time, but that way of creating architecture was materialized decades earlier by himself and by Gaudí too. Read more

06/08/2020

The Gaudí dragon in the Finca Güell

The spectacular Dragon gate of Finca Güell is one of the best forging pieces designed by Gaudí. In addition to being the main entrance to the estate, it is an essential part of a symbolic program that materializes in architecture passages from the poem “L’Atlàntida”, by Jacint Verdaguer. Read more

05/17/2020

Dalí, Gaudí’s admirer

Salvador Dalí always expressed his admiration for Gaudí’s work, and was one of the first avant-garde artists to do so publicly. The materialization of works against the current of the established marks a parallelism between both geniuses that Dalí insisted on making visible. Read more

05/09/2020

 

Miró and Gaudí

On April 20th, the birth of Joan Miró is remembered. The great painter and Gaudí have much more in common than their works seem to show at first glance. Both were Catalans, world-renowned artists, innovators, experimenters, and tireless workers. Read more

04/20/2020

Gaudí, Barcelona and the hygienist town planning

The serious coronavirus pandemic that affects the world these days reminds us that the urban configuration of Barcelona has a relationship with various epidemics of yellow fever and cholera that occurred in the 19th century. Read more

04/06/2020

Another Gaudí’s work in Africa?

Because of the fire that devastated the Malabo Cathedral in Equatorial Guinea on January 15, several publications said that Gaudí would have advised the designer, although there are no documents to certify it. Read more

01/31/2020

Exhibited an unpublished portrait of Gaudí

An exhibition on Els Quatre Gats shows for the first time two of the images mado of the architect by his assistant Ricard Opisso. One of them is totally unpublished. This is a watercolor on transparency that shows Gaudí at his desk working with his tools. Read more

11/23/2019

Built in Senegal a school with forms and techniques inspired by Gaudí

A Barcelona interdisciplinary team built a complex with 22 classrooms, a library and services for the Casamance community. Read more

11/12/2019