Also known as The Quarry or La Pedrera in Spanish, Casa Mila was the final civil building created by Antoni Gaudi. Located in Barcelona, the Modernist design, Casa Mila was constructed between 1906 and 1912 for a wealthy local family, but housed as many as 20 families and businesses.
The building’s Art Nouveau style with its unique undulating and wavy facade has been described as a giant honeycomb, a steep cave dwelling, and an open-face rock quarry. The wrought iron window railings, self-supporting limestone walls, skylights, and unique rooftop gardens make it one of Gaudi’s most admired creations outside of his magnum opus, the 1915 Sagrada Familia. The nearby minor basilica continues to be built a century after construction began and is set for completion on the 100 year anniversary of Gaudi’s death in 2026.
The building is topped by curved arch passageways, tiled terraces, and sculptures serving as the buildings chimneys…
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