Another great memory from Facebook this week from 6 years ago with the Architectural Barcelona Facebook Memories this time! It was great to look back on the photos taken on this short trip to celebrate Diane’s birthday!
It is a wonderful city to explore and feel inspired in and this trip didn’t disappoint looking back at the photos taken. This trip we visited the Casa Batllo by Gaudi and Fundacio Mies Van Der Rohe Pavillion. We also did the city bus trip which was great fun and a good way to see the city.
Casa Batllo Building by Gaudi in Barcelona.
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (25th June 1852-10th June 1926) was a Catalan, Spanish architect who has become internationally recognised as one of the most prodigious experts in his discipline, as well as one of the top exponents of modernism. His work was so individual and distinctive.
Gaudi considered every detail of his buildings and integrated into his architecture ceramics, stained glass, wrought iron work and carpentry. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadis (or known as pique assiette) which used waste ceramic pieces.
The Casa Batllo building is a prime example of his work that includes all these techniques.
Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.
It was designed by Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) as the German national pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Built from glass, steel and different kinds of marble.
The Pavilion was then disassembled in 1930 after the exhibition. In 1980 Oriol Bohigas, as head of the Urban Planning Department at the Barcelona City Council, set the project in motion, designating architects Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Cristian Cirici and Fernando Ramos to research, design and supervise the reconstruction of the Pavilion. The new building was opened on its original site in 1986.
It is a wonderful space to spend time in so well worth a visit. Plus I have gone back to the photos for inspiration over and over for the simplicity of shapes and the marble markings.