Posts Tagged: Gaudí

Gaudí’s Essential Hut

  El Xalet de Catllaràs is a mountain refuge by Antoni Gaudí completed in 1905 for workers of the Asland cement company owned then by Eusebi Güell, Gaudí’s principal patron. It is situated in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees

Gaudí’s Essential Hut

  El Xalet de Catllaràs is a mountain refuge by Antoni Gaudí completed in 1905 for workers of the Asland cement company owned then by Eusebi Güell, Gaudí’s principal patron. It is situated in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees

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Hyperbolic Holiday Greetings…

…and may the funicular be with you in 2017      

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Hyperbolic Holiday Greetings…

…and may the funicular be with you in 2017      

Selfie Scene

With the invention of the ‘selfie’, the traditional comic foreground or carnival cutout is rendered obsolete, along with the profession of carnival portrait photographer. Now, any props or scenery must be situated behind the photographic (and photographing) subject, so as to maximize liberty of movement

Selfie Scene

With the invention of the ‘selfie’, the traditional comic foreground or carnival cutout is rendered obsolete, along with the profession of carnival portrait photographer. Now, any props or scenery must be situated behind the photographic (and photographing) subject, so as to maximize liberty of movement

Sagrada Familia Doubt

A recent video illustrating “the final stages of Gaudí’s masterpiece”  represents, we are led to believe, La Sagrada Familia completed. However, the temple is shown incomplete in this video. Where is the plaza across from the Glory façade and the main entrance

Sagrada Familia Doubt

A recent video illustrating “the final stages of Gaudí’s masterpiece”  represents, we are led to believe, La Sagrada Familia completed. However, the temple is shown incomplete in this video. Where is the plaza across from the Glory façade and the main entrance

Gaudí’s hanging chain models: parametric design avant la lettre?

Funicular chain model of Colonia Güell church project by Antoni Gaudí, as exhibited at Colonia Güell Interpretive Centre. Only the crypt was realized. Interior view of Colonia Güell Crypt It is known that Gaudí preferred modelling architecture over drawing it; especially models made of

Gaudí’s hanging chain models: parametric design avant la lettre?

Funicular chain model of Colonia Güell church project by Antoni Gaudí, as exhibited at Colonia Güell Interpretive Centre. Only the crypt was realized. Interior view of Colonia Güell Crypt It is known that Gaudí preferred modelling architecture over drawing it; especially models made of

Architourism

Tourists at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona Tourism is the only ‘industry’ in Spain that is not downsizing in the current (well, actually it’s been five years now) economic downturn. On the contrary, the number of visitors

Architourism

Tourists at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona Tourism is the only ‘industry’ in Spain that is not downsizing in the current (well, actually it’s been five years now) economic downturn. On the contrary, the number of visitors

Gaudí in Red Alert

“Gaudí en alerta roja” is the title of an online petition currently the source of much debate in Barcelona. Its proponents, a group of luminaries from the local architectural and cultural establishment, argue that Gaudí’s work should be left “alone”

Gaudí in Red Alert

“Gaudí en alerta roja” is the title of an online petition currently the source of much debate in Barcelona. Its proponents, a group of luminaries from the local architectural and cultural establishment, argue that Gaudí’s work should be left “alone”