|Situated on an asymmetrical corner lot, this large apartment building was immediately dubbed "la pedrera," or "the quarry," because of its cliff-like walls. Various theories have been advanced as to the source of Gaudí's inspiration: from ocean waves to a variety of specific mountains, even a mountain crest with clouds. Regardless of the springs of creation, this limestone building seems sculptural, with contrasts between curves, concavities, and voids, with pale stone contrasting with dark iron.|
|The wrought-iron balconies were the design of Josep Maria Jujol, Gaudí's frequent collaborator. Each is different and was improvised in the forge.|
Details of the front entrance
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