5 works of Antoni Gaudi, that gave us a New Style of Architecture, ‘Modernism’

By Paromita Roy,A

Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi taught us how a small detail is also very important in architecture. He considered every detail of his creations and integrated it into his architecture with elements like ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironworks and carpentry.

He worked with organic forms and found inspiration in nature. By this, he created his own style of architecture which is still considered as a revolution.

As he said “nothing is invented, for it’s written in nature first”.


Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Sagrada Familia Outer Facade

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is an unbuilt catholic church which stands among st the most well known examples of unfinished architecture. The church consists of double aisles, an ambulatory of seven apsidal chapels. The spires denote the twelve Apostles with Three grand Facade and extraordinary detailing. The interior columns are designed in such a way that when someone enters the church, they feel as if they are in a jungle. The structural details have also been done by Gaudi. It has been 100 years since its foundation stone has been laid. It is considered as one of his best works.

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Sagrada Familia Interiors


Casa Batllo

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Casa Batllo Outer Facade

Casa Batllo, in the centre of Barcelona, is the remodel of a previous built house called “House of Bones” as it has a skeletal organic quality. The facade has three distinct sections, the lower ground floor with the main floor and two first floor galleries, which are contained in a structure of Montjuic sandstone with undulating lines.


Palau Guell

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Palau Guell Outer Facade

Palau Guell is a mansion in Barcelona. The home is centred on the main room with an entrance of iron gates which featured a parabolic arch and intricate patterns of forged iron works resembling sea weed and in some parts a horse whip. It has ornate walls and ceilings with small viewing windows for the owner. The mansion shows a contrast and plays with the geometric shape.

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Palau Guell Entrance Gate


Guell Pavilion

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Guell Pavilion Entrance Facade

Guell Pavilion in Barcelona is a complex of buildings in the neighborhood of Pedralbes. Gaudi proposed an orientalist design. He planned an ashlar wall with several gates, of which main gate would be a wrought iron grille in the shape of a dragon, with glass eye. The whole complex depicted a story with full detailing.

Park Guell

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Park Guell

Park Guell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located in Barcelona. It is the reflection of Gaudi’s artistic plenitude which belongs to his naturalist phase. He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry. He also incorporated the mythological elements in his design.


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