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Barcelona – Part 2 – Gaudi’s world.

September 21, 2011

Barcelona is heavily influenced by Antonio Gaudi.

In any other place in the world a century ago, an architect and artist interested in organic forms for living would have been tarred and feathered.

In Barcelona, however, Gaudi was both embraced and revered.

in a world of straight lines and plumb walls, Gaudi is an anathema.

This is NOT something one puts on a drawing and merely replicates 1000 times over, no.

This is architecture which requires nurturing, care and feeding to be brought into this world.

Ths spine

And eye of a dragon – as part of a living space.

For me, the integration of natural ventilation in this body of work is amazing, as we’re only now rediscovering this for our “green” homes.

Madman or genius?

One waits an average of an hour on any given day for the privlege to find out.

One is changed, methinks, by exploring Gaudi’s art of the possible from a hundred years prior.

For this experience, I have my daughter Emily to thank.  She turns 21 today, an adult in the purest sense of the word.

Thank you and happy birthday, Emily.

 

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2011 8:41 am

    Yes, Thank You Again Emily! You are Awesome! A talented young Artist, A Beautiful Young Woman with a beautiful, compassionate, driven spirit that twinkles in your eye! Never Change never compromise! Pheebs

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      September 23, 2011 4:12 pm

      No – I think she should change regularly; otherwise she’ll start to smell bad.

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