A modernista buildingThis house, inspired by Spain's most important architectural styles--Moorish and Gothic, uses medieval decorative motifs. (See below for the fantastic dragons which give the house its name.)
|The structure follows the construction ordinances of the time which mandated the heights of buildings in this important urban area.|
|The medieval quatrefoil is combined with vegetal borders, while Islamic art may have contributed the star, a prevalent geometric symbol in Moorish designs.|
A profusion of roses
Medieval motifs: central fanciful dragon and roofline crenellations
Decorative wrought iron balconies and window grills
|Modernista architects used motifs from the natural world--organic forms, animals, trees, leaves, typically employed in a free, creative manner.|
Columns with spiral shafts; foliate capitals and decorative brackets
|Other modernista buildings in Valencia include: Mercat de Colon, Estacia del Nord, and Mercat Central.|
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