There’s no place like home. Which one?

Num. 43 del Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batllò, Antoni Gaudì. Barcellona

Sarà che quando l’ho visitata mi sembrava di essere in un sogno, ma vivrei volentieri a Casa Batllò. Mi ha affascinato da morire la sua filosofia, le linee sempre e comunque tonde, che sono ispirate dal tema del mare; sembra di essere su una spiaggia tridimensionale. La struttura e la faccia principale è fatta di motivi ossei zoomorfi, quasi fosse un fossile costruito sulla strada. Inizia il viaggio con una scala. La guida suggerisce di toccare e perfino accarezzare tutto ciò che incontri, solo così si può godere veramente di Casa Batllò. Un’ampio salone, maioliche che riflettono la luce e il più geniale caminetto che io abbia mai visto. Anch’esso tondo. E’ come un viaggio, un’esperienza. Affascinante.

Num. 43  Passeig de Gràcia, casa Batllò, Antoni Gaudì. Barcelona.

Maybe because when I saw it, I though I was in a dream, but I’d live with pleasure in Casa Batllò. I was bewitched by its philosophy:  always curved lines, which are ispired by the sea theme; it looks like being in a three-dimentional beach. The structure and the main front of the house is made of  zoomorphic bone motif, almost like a fossil built on the street. The journey begins with the stairs. The guide suggests to touch and even caress everything you meet, this is the only way to really enjoy Casa Batllò. A spacious living room, majolica covering reflecting the day light and the most ingenious fireplace I’ve ever seen. Round that too. It’ s like a travel, an experience. Fascinating.


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  1. #1 by Serena on September 25, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Grazie mille per il commento, anche il tuo blog è molto carino!
    Un bacio

  2. #2 by Sara on September 26, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    I love this house. Nick and I went to visit it last time he went to Barcelona and we fantasized about living there. Just lovely.

    The more realistic dream would be working there, part of the building is destined to offices! To rent one is obviously super expensive BUT ah…I would love to work there 🙂

    • #3 by In Elegance We Trust on September 26, 2010 - 5:46 pm

      I think the building belongs to chupa-chups group. It sounds weird!
      I saw the offices.. I want to work there too.
      “Where do you work?”
      “I work in Casa Batllò”. A lifetime dream! Even if “work” means polish the handles!


  3. #4 by Sartenada on October 25, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Awesome architecture. I love the first photo most of all.

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