Thursday, March 17, 2016

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Barcelona 3.3.2016.
Casa Milà on Antoni Gaudín suunnittelema rakennus Barcelonan Eixamplen kaupunginosassa. Se rakennettiin vuosina 1905–1907, jonka jälkeen Gaudí omistautui Sagrada Familia -katedraalin toteutukselle.

Rakennus erottuu naapuritaloista erikoisen, aaltomaisen julkisivunsa sekä kuun maisemaa muistuttavan kattonsa vuoksi. Nykyisin Casa Milàa pidetään modernin arkkitehtuurin merkkiteoksena, mutta aikalaiset pitivät taloa poikkeuksellisen rumana ja pilailivat sen kustannuksella. He muun muassa antoivat talolle halventavan kutsumanimen "La Pedrera" (kivilouhos).
Casa Milà kuuluu UNESCOn maailmanperintöluetteloon. Sen omistaa Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera.


Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, meaning the 'The Quarry', is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil work designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, built between the years 1906 and 1912.

It was commissioned in 1906 by businessman Pere Milà i Camps and his wife Roser Segimon i Artells. At the time, it was controversial because of the undulating stone facade and twisting wrought iron balconies and windows designed by Josep Maria Jujol.

Architecturally it is considered structurally innovative, with a self-supporting stone front and columns, and floors free of load bearing walls. Also innovative is the underground garage.

In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Currently, it is the headquarters of the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation, which manages the exhibitions, activities and public visits at Casa Mila.












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