VICENS HOUSE (1883-1888)
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Carrer de les Carolines, 18
Barcelona


A suggestive early work

The first imprtant Gaudí assignment was the design of a summer villa on the outskirts of Barcelona, currently in the north of the city. The project, commissioned by the tile manufacturer Manuel Vicens, included a house and a large garden. The house was equipped weth everything necssary for the summer and was well ventilated by lattice blidns. In the garden surrounding the building there was a waterfall and a lake.

Red earth bricks, multicoloured Arabian elements, ceramic coatings, plaster applications, decorative paintings and works made of wood and wrought iron are the main elements used by Gaudí in the construction of the house and are notable for their ornamentation.

     
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