Fluidr
about   tools   help   Y   Q   a         b   n   l
User / Snuffy / Sets / Spain
269 items

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera or "The stone quarry", a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last private residence designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and was built between 1906 and 1912.

The building was commissioned in 1906 by Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon. At the time, it was controversial because of its undulating stone facade, twisting wrought iron balconies and designed by Josep Maria Jujol. Several structural innovations include a self-supporting stone façade, and a free-plan floor, underground garage and the spectacular terrace on the roof.

In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Since 2013 it has been the headquarters of the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera which manages the visit to the building, exhibitions and other cultural and educative activities at Casa Milà.

Tags:   Casa Mila Barcelona Spain Casa Milà UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Antoni Gaudi was commissioned by Pere Mila and his wife to construct a building for both private and commercial use. Two buildings were built with interconnecting patios, and they share a single sinuous façade. The buildings also rest on pillars rather than walls. These features allow light to go into all dwellings, and allow large apertures in the façade.

Tags:   spain Barcelona Gaudi Casa Mila La Pedrera ringexcellence UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Tags:   spain Quality Pixels Barcelona World Trekker Gaudi Casa Mila La Pedrera UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Tags:   spain I love my pics Barcelona Gaudi Casa Mila La Pedrera UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

All the exhausts and air vents are disguised as sculptures. As a matter of fact, the building looks like a cross between Flintstone’s house and Star Wars.

Tags:   spain I love my pics Barcelona World Trekker Quality Pixels GreatShot Straight from Camera 5PhotosaDay WowieKazowie Gaudi Casa Mila La Pedrera UNESCO World Heritage Sites


1.9%