Casa Milà or La Pedrera (page 3 of 4)

Antoni Gaudí
1906-10
Passeig de Gràcia 92/ Carrer de Provença 261-265
L'Eixample District



The roof is on several levels and has six staircase entrances, all encased in sculptural "houses." Ventilator shafts and chimneys are sculptural forms. Gaudí treated rooftop elements as striking sculpture in both Casa Batlló and Palau Güell but here they are generally monochromatic whereas both forms and color were dramatic in earlier works.

 
 
Some staircase entrances have mosaic applied to the surfaces. Still, the color range is limited.

 
 
Originally Gaudí had designed an immense sculpture of the Virgin for the summit of this building, a project that was rejected by Pere Milà i Camps, the owner of the apartment house.


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