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JOSEP PUIG I CADAFALCH 17-10-1867 – 23-12-1956 Architect, one of the most important ofCatalan Modernism. Born in Mataro, Barcelonastudied architecture and exact sciences inBarcelona, was appointed professor in the Schoolof Architecture of Barcelona, in 1917 took over asPresident of the Mancomunitat de Catalunya.Puig was a disciple of Lluis Domenech i Montanerand is considered the last representative ofmodernism and the first of Noucentisme. Duringthe Spanish Civil War was exiled in Paris and gavelectures on architecture and history at severaluniversities, earning him internationalrecognition. Puig received the title of honorarydoctorates from several universities, includingParis. Returning to Spain he found that the newpolitical regime did not allow him to exercise anarchitect, so that he could only rehabilitate andrestore historic buildings and monuments. In1942 he was named president of the Institute ofCatalan Studies, a position he held until his death.He died at his home in Barcelona at the age of 89.
MARTI HOUSE The ground floor is the local headquarters ELS QUATRE GATS meeting ofmodernist artists.
ELS QUATRE GATS was also described as a hostel pub, nightclub, restaurant, etc. During thesix years he remained active until 1903, became one of the most important places related toModernism in the city. It is located in the street Montsió in the basement of the Casa Martí,
MARTI HOME "Els Quatre Gats" on today continues to operate as a bar restaurant.
ELS QUATRE GATS The main drivers of local artists were Santiago Rusiñol i Prats, RamonCasas i Carbó and Miquel Utrillo. The host was Pere Romeu, a character in a verycharacteristic appearance which was the living image of the local
ELS QUATRE GATS is part of a long tradition of social gatherings, dinners and meetings of artpeculiar to the city of Barcelona, but also inspired by the cabaret Le Chat Noir in Paris. Artexhibitions were held (the first two singles that Pablo Picasso made in his life took placethere in February and July 1900), literary and musical evenings, puppet shows and shadowplays, and so on.
THE HOUSE AMATLLERchocolate industrialist AntoniAMATLLER Amatller and Costa,transformed a 1875 building,which had bought to move andordered the works to Josep Puigi Cadafalch, who opted for givingthe appearance of urban Gothicpalace. Among the variousartists who contributed, includeEusebi Arnau and Alfons Jujolresponsible for the sculptureAcross the front there is agraffito that binds with adelicate pottery. The style is amixture between Gothic Catalanand Flemish (in this case by thetriangular shape of the flat topof the facade).
AMATLLER HOUSE is a modernist building adjacent to the Batlló was designed between1898 and 1900. The buildings form what is known as "The apple of discord"
The façade combines the influence of the medieval houses of the Netherlands inspiredelements Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. However, it has a great unity in thecombination of iron, stone and polychrome. Stresses the austerity of hatching, yellow andwhite
HOME AMATLLER The lobby, as wasnormal at the time of the making,was designed for the carriageentrance, has ornamentation andstained glass lamps with two stairs,the simplest to the most decoratedfloors and sumptuous for its passageto main floor.Since 1960 the house dependsAmatller Institute of Hispanic Art, afoundation created by thedescendants of Antoni Amatller. Ithas been declared historic-artisticmonument by Decree of January 9,1976.
THE HOUSE MACAYAIt is a modernist building located inthe Ps. Of Sant Joan, 108, is a projectfrom 1901.Was declared a National CulturalInterest by the Generalitat deCatalunya on January 9, 1976.Townhouse with white façade withopenings sgraffito decorated withcapitals sculpted by Eusebi Arnauwith very contemporary issues
HOME MACAYA The facade is decorated with white stucco and stone sculptures distinguishedby the white with ocher graffiti made by Joan Paradis
HOME MACAYA Theironwork was done byManuel Ballarin. Despitethe austerity of the facade,the tops of windows and asmall gallery with a largecarved stone ornaments, bythe architect collaborators:Eusebi Arnau and AlfonsJujol
CAN MUNTADAS Recreate thefacade of a typical Catalanfarmhouse, decorated with floralcoated frame the doors andwindows
CAN SERRA By the eighties, there was a remodeling to adapt to host the Provincial Councilof Barcelona, fell down the additions and restoration work by respecting the work of Puig iCadafalch and expanding with a new building at the rear, project by architects FedericoCorrea and Alfonso Mila
CAN SERRA is a modernist building result of the project in 1903 the architect Josep Puig iCadafalch. Declared a National Cultural Interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya
CAN SERRA The facade made ofstone and beautifully decorated, isassimilated to Plateresque andEusebi Arnau
THE PALAU BARO DE QUADRASis a modernist building, locatedon the Avenida Diagonal n º 373of the, made in 1904 BaronQuadras commissioned LluísPuig i Cadalfach en1900 theconstruction of their new homein Barcelona after completing hispalace between Hostalrich andMaçanet de la Selva. Thebuilding is currently home to theCasa Asia
PALAU BARO DE QUADRAS on the facade of the Diagonal, the main facade is twelve feetwide, it is all carved profusely, looking for inspiration Plateresque. The Tribune is run thatgets most attention, is composed of an arched gallery completely carved stone escórzanos
PALAU BARÓ DE QUADRAS The second floor has four windows of Gothic style, on the nextfloor there is a gallery run of arches and the top floor has a large slope and eaves withgable mansard with wood and glazed ceramics.
PALAU BARÓ DE QUADRAS Ornamentation of the sculptor Eusebi Arnau commissionedwith Alfons Jujol large heraldic ornaments, garlands and busts of characters.
LA CASA DE LES PUNXES O CASA TERRADES One feature of this building are its six towers,topped by conical needle paths which gave the popular name for them Punxes house (inCatalan language, Punx means skewers
LA CASA DE LES PUNXES O CASA TERRADES The house was built in 1905 on behalf of thesisters who wanted to unify Terrades three buildings on your property. Puig i Cadafalchprojected a medieval-looking building, with elements reminiscent of European Gothicarchitecture. For the construction of the brick facade was used
It may be some decorative panels, one of them, which appears Sant Jordi, has written thefollowing legend (Sant Patró de Catalunya, Llibertat Torneu-us ("Patron Saint of Catalonia,give us back the freedom").
Stone decoration floral patterned platforms and balconies is fully modernist.
LA CASA PERE COMPANY is a modernist building constructed in 1911 corresponds to thetime and has an air white duvet. Bought in the 40s by Dr.. Melcior Colet, was restored in1986 by Joan Bassegoda i Nonell to host the Sports Museum of Catalonia.
CASARAMONA FACTORY is a project of the architect Puig i Cadafalch Casaramonacommissioned by Casimir and Puigcercós, textile business owner, to build a new factory atthe foot of Montjuïc, to replace an earlier one destroyed by fire. Currently hosting theCaixaForum
FÁBRICA CASARAMONA was recognized architectural value of the building which opened in1913, receiving the first prize of 1912 Annual Contest artistic buildings of the City ofBarcelona. He was one of the first buildings were built in Montjuïc, although it was hiddenbehind the new building later
Building stood two towers, which served as water reservoirs for fire protection were one ofthe most modern at that time. I had no chimney, it ran on electricity, which contributed tothe overall feeling of cleanliness
CASARAMONA FACTORY projected a model factory, a horizontal construction, consisting of aset of single-storey buildings, which facilitates the movement of goods through a system ofinternal roads at the same time also served as fire
THE FOUR IONIC COLUMNS were amonument to Catalan, representing thefour suits of the Catalan flag and who wasalso linked to the idea of progressrepresented by the Fair or InternationalExposition in Barcelona in 1929. Weredemolished by the dictatorship of Primode Rivera, who sought to remove any signsof Catalan identity in the eyes of the worldto converge with a nationalist project thathas survived Hispanicized under differentpolitical, to the XXI century. However,thanks to the popular initiative, inDecember 2010 were returned to asymbolic lift height in meters below thespot where they were stationed at thebeginning. Currently are a symbol ofperseverance, conviction and firmness ofthe language, culture and national identityin Catalonia.
PALACIOS ALFONSO XIII AND VICTORIA EUGENIA, initially called Modern Art andArchitecture. They are the only two palaces designed by Josep Puig i Cadalfach in thecomplex built by the International Exhibition of 1929. Between the two, in front of theavenue and up the square, were the Four Columns
symmetrically located next to the Magic Fountain at the foot of the National Palace. Thefirst buildings were built, being completed in 1923
PALACIOS ALFONSO XIII AND VICTORIA EUGENIA Currently part of the Barcelona Trade Fair.
With an area of 14,000 m2 each, are rectangular, consisting of modules arranged runs as acrosshair.
PLAÇA DESPANYA is one ofthe most significant of theCatalan capital. It was builtduring the InternationalExhibition of 1929, accordingto a draft prepared by JosepPuig i Cadafalch and GuillemBusquets and completed byAntonia Darder.In the center of the square isthe fountain designed byJosep Maria Jujol in 1928.raised the monument as atribute to water
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