La Pedrera (Casa Mila) Front Door? – Barcelona, Spain

I’m not sure if this is the “front door”. It’s at the side of the building and there is a bigger, less imaginative door, at what appears to be the front of the building. Anyway…

La Pedrera (Casa Mila) front door?

Gaudi’s organic influences from nature can clearly be seen in this example of the door. Well, apart from, ahem, the square frame. Also, I don’t think the door and its casing were made at the same time. The organic lines in the actual door, do not match up with the lines in the casement. But that is me being pedantic.

Of his most famous (popular) buildings, the thought put into the structural design of this building is very impressive. There is a model located inside which goes some way to explaining the design. Suffice to say that the self-supporting stone fa├žade allowed for a naturalistic and free flowing interior.

It was a real pleasure to walk around the interior and try to image where I was at any one point. Sadly the accompanying furniture is now all gone, with some examples left on display. One can only imagine how it must have felt to live in such a unique and beautifully crafted masterpiece.

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