Architecture is indeed part of our lives. Knowledgeable or not, we see and experience it every day. The house that we live in, the office building that we work on, that very park we visit every weekend; we are certainly surrounded with amazing architectures! Though in history, one man is undeniably well known in this field.
Born in the Catalan Village, Antoni Gaudi spend much of his time studying at the Llotja School and Barcelona Higher School of Architecture. His unstable health condition led him to appreciate the beauty of nature. And when he graduated from the Barcelona Architecture School in 1878, Director Elies Rogent said “Gentlemen, we are here today either in the presence of a genius or a madman!”
If you don’t know Antoni Gaudi at all, well his just the genius brain behind the historical building “Sagrada Familia”.
His works are known in the world for being bizarre yet amazingly stunning, never adapted or emulated, visually stimulating, and jaw dropping. Just like the interiors of Sagrada Familia…
Gaudi worked on the building for the next 11 years of his life.
However, he wasn’t able to finish his magnus opum. Gaudi was hit by a tram and died on 1926. The Sagrada Familia was left like this.
Luckily, there are other historical buildings completed by Gaudi. Like the Casa Mila.
Another is this Revival Gothic Architecture Casa Batllo featuring catenary curves and great attention to details.
Through his dynamic and organic works of art, Gaudi was known for advanced understanding of structures. This is the Colonia Guell, seems odd but it’s exceptionally breathtaking.
Oh… we just can’t get enough of Gaudi’s work. Look at this Parc Guell built for the aristocrats of Barcelona.
Another view of Casa Mila, note the shapes and flowy lines…
And the doors of Passion Façade in Sagrada Familia.
Even if Gaudi wasn’t able to see the completion of his ultimate work, Barcelona is trying very hard to complete the Sagrada Familia in accordance to the philosophy of Antoni Gaudi.
Madman or Genius, Antoni Gaudi is a combination of both. The historical buildings he created may not remain forever in this world but his talent will surely inspire hundreds of people to take architectural design in the next level. Share this post and introduce Gaudi to your friend. 🙂