Gaudi, Antoni

Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926)

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet, born 1852 either in Reus or  Riudoms in the province of Tarragona, was a Catalan architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique style and highly individualistic designs. His most famous design La Sagrada Familia is still in construction as he died 1926 in Barcelona, before completion.

Gaudi, studied architecture at the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura in Barcelona from 1873 to 1877. After five years of work, he was awarded the title of architect in 1878. As he signed the title, Elies Rogent said: "Who knows if we have given this diploma to a nut or to a genius. Time will tell."

Important Buildings & works:

Lampposts for the Plaça Reial at Barcelona
Several designs for the Obrera Mataronense at Mataró
Showcase for glove manufacturer Comella
Casa Vicens, Barcelona
Palau Güell, Barcelona
Finca Güell: Entrance pavilion and stables for the palace at Pedralbes
College of the Teresianas, Barcelona
Crypt of the Church of Colònia Güell, Barcelona
Casa Calvet, Barcelona
Casa Batlló, Barcelona
Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Barcelona
Park Güell, Barcelona
Sagrada Família Nativity façade and Crypt of the Sagrada Família church, Barcelona
Bellesguard's Tower, Barcelona
Casa de los Botines at León.
Episcopal Palace of Astorga, Astorga, Leon   
El Capricho, Comillas, Santander
Colegio Teresiano
Hotel Attraction, New York (not realised)


Barcelona, Casa Mila, La Pedrera