2/26/2011

TWO VERY UNUSUAL BUILDINGS IN BARCELONA

 LA PREDRERA

THE MIND HOUSE
Some years ago I went to Barcelona, with one intent being to see the buildings of architect Antoni Gaudi. He became famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs regarded as beyond the scope of Modernism. 

Gaud√≠, throughout his life, studied nature's angles and curves and incorporated them into his designs and mosaics. Instead of relying on geometric shapes, he mimicked the way men stand upright.  La Predrera has not one corner that is not curved, and on the roof are giant chess-like figures, astonishing to see.

Perhaps you have seen Sagrada Familie, a construction of Gothic towers with endless figures embedded in the exteriors of the whole building.

These were built in the late 1800's.

If any of the readership know who built The Mind House, please let us know.   

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