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An I nnovative and R adical Ar chit ect

Julio Sor iano U C Ber keley Extension 2010 ar

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cor net

Born in Catalonia, Spain in 1852

He studied in Barcelona from 1873 to 1877

He was awarded the title of architect when he was 26 years old.

Modernist style (Art Nouveau)

Antonio Gaudi was exposure to nature at an early age which is thought to have inspired him to incorporate natural shapes and themes into his work.

Gaudí was at first ridiculed by his peers.

He was first only supported by the rich industrialist Eusebi Güell.

He died, in a pauper's hospital, 3 days after being struck by a streetcar on June 10th, 1926.

He was 74 years old.

Style: 

An innovative Gothic Architecture


Natural Motive

Form & Color





Erotic and Primitive

“Ar chitectur e have to be an extension of N atur e”

Casa Vicens – Barcelona • Manuel Vicens • 1883-1889 • First important work • Industrial Revolution • Undressed stone • Rough red bricks • Colored ceramic tiles • Floral patterns •

Palau Güell 

Eusebi Güell


part of the UNESCO

Town mansion

Complex eloquence

Park Güell •1900 to 1914 • part of the UNESCO • Municipal Garden

Casa Batlló 1877 • Josep Batlló • 1875-1877 • Renovated in 1904-1906 • Dragon Stile • Art Nouveau or Modernist • Mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles

Casa M ilà •

La Pedrera “The Quarry” 1906-1910 Jose Guardiola (flamboyant lifestyle) • Biomorphic appearance • Renovated in 1980

La Sagrada Familia • 1884 until his death in 1926 • • • • • •

still under construction as of 2010 The façade shows The Nativity Art Nouveau Symbolist Cubism Privately-funded Roman Catholic Expected to be complete by 2026


Hardware and furniture

Resources: • Wikipedia • Bassegoda, Juan (1989) (in Spanish). El gran Gaudí. Barcelona: Sabadell • Juan (2002) (in Spanish). Gaudí o espacio, luz y equilibrio. Madrid: Criterio Libros. • Bergós, Juan; Bassegoda i Nonell, Joan; Crippa, Maria Antonietta; Llimargas i Casas, Marc (2002) (in Catalan). y fuego. Barcelona: Jaraquemada.

Aditional Resouces: • • • Julio Soriano Introduction to Interior Design 2010 UC Berkeley Extension – San Francisco, CA

Antonio Gaudi  

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852–10 June 1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works reflect...

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