Casa de los Botines Shubina Zhenya
<ul><li>The Casa de los Botines (built 1892-1893) is a modernist building in León, Spain designed by Antoni Gaudí. Today, ...
 
<ul><li>While Gaudí was finishing the construction of the Episcopal  </li></ul><ul><li>Palace of Astorga, his friend and p...
The building <ul><li>Gaudí designed a building with a medieval air and numerous neo-Gothic characteristics.  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>On the inclined roof, six skylights supported by iron tie-beams illuminate and ventilate the attic.  </li></ul><ul...
 
<ul><li>Gaudí placed the owners' dwellings on the first floor. The upper floors house rental property and the lower floor ...
sculpture of Saint George
<ul><li>Gaudí had envisioned a  continuous base, like  that of the city's cathedral.  </li></ul><ul><li>Despite rumors tha...
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Casa de los botines

  1. 1. Casa de los Botines Shubina Zhenya
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Casa de los Botines (built 1892-1893) is a modernist building in León, Spain designed by Antoni Gaudí. Today, it serves as the headquarters of the Caja España bank. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>While Gaudí was finishing the construction of the Episcopal </li></ul><ul><li>Palace of Astorga, his friend and patron, </li></ul><ul><li>Eusebi Güell recommended that he build a house in the center of León. Simón Fernández and Mariano Andrés, the owners of a company that bought fabrics from Güell, commissioned Gaudí to build a residential building with a warehouse. The house's nickname comes from the last name of the company's former owner, Joan Homs i Botinàs. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1929, the savings bank of León, Caja España, bought the building and adapted it to its needs, without altering Gaudí's original project. </li></ul>
  4. 5. The building <ul><li>Gaudí designed a building with a medieval air and numerous neo-Gothic characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>The building consists of : </li></ul><ul><li>four floors </li></ul><ul><li>a basement and an attic. </li></ul><ul><li>Gaudí chose an inclined roof and placed towers in the corners to reinforce the project's neo-Gothic feel. </li></ul><ul><li>To ventilate and illuminate the basement, he created a moat . </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>On the inclined roof, six skylights supported by iron tie-beams illuminate and ventilate the attic. </li></ul><ul><li>The ensemble is </li></ul><ul><li>supported on a </li></ul><ul><li>complex wooden </li></ul><ul><li>framework. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Gaudí placed the owners' dwellings on the first floor. The upper floors house rental property and the lower floor contains the company offices. </li></ul><ul><li>The building's principal entrance is crowned by a wrought iron inscription with the name of the company and by a stone sculpture of Saint George . </li></ul>
  7. 9. sculpture of Saint George
  8. 10. <ul><li>Gaudí had envisioned a continuous base, like that of the city's cathedral. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite rumors that the building would collapse during construction, the house has never had structural problems. On the ground floor, the architect used —for the first time— a system of cast-iron pillars . </li></ul>

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