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Antonio Gaudi and La Casa Mila. By Isaac Katz and Alexis Rosker. Antonio Gaudi 1852-1926. Puerta de la Finca Miralles (1902). Casa Calvet (1904). Park Guell (1914). Colonia Guell (1915). Sagrada Familia (?). Casa Batllo (1906). LA CASA MILA (1910). Basic Facts.

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antonio gaudi and la casa mila

Antonio Gaudi and La Casa Mila

By Isaac Katz and Alexis Rosker

basic facts
Basic Facts
  • Built between 1906 and 1910
  • Also known as La Pedrera (the quarry)
  • Located in Barcelona, Spain
scientific
SCIENTIFIC
  • Materials: concrete and masonry
  • No mathematical analysis
  • Use of suspended models
  • Stiffened by changing complete tension into complete compression; Pillars and arches carry loads
  • Exterior walls are not load bearing; used double curvature for stiffness
  • Attic supported with many arch members
social
SOCIAL
  • Cost of Structure: about $600,000
  • Original Purpose: Apartment Building
  • Present Purpose: display of Gaudi’s works in attic; exhibitions on first few floors; private appartments
  • Tourism
  • Problems with construction due to building code
  • Surprisingly fits into the community
symbolic
SYMBOLIC
  • Uniqueness
  • Elegance
  • Continuity
  • Combines aesthetics with engineering
  • Icon of Barcelona
  • Gaudi’s last civil project