Day 7 - Casa BatlloNovember 3, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C
Casa Batllo is one of three unusual buildings along Passaig del Gracia, together with Casa Amatller and Casa Lleo-Morera which makes up the Block of Discord. The house was originally built for a middle class family and in 1904 Gaudi was commissioned by the owners to refurbish the building. Casa Batllo reflects Gaudi's playful side and the strange and fantastic style he is known for.
Gaudi replaced the original facade with a work in glass and stone. The facade was made to curve and bend like a wave, this was then plastered and covered in a mosaic of colored glass and ceramic fragments. The top of the building appears to look like the back of a dragon with a spine and scales.
The interior of the house is just as remarkable. There is a staircase banister which looks like the spine of an animal; a room which is decorated to look like it is under water; glazed tiles; a wooden elevator and a huge central skylight. In all the structure is 5000 sq m
The outside view with before and afterRead more