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Friday, April 28, 2006

Avinguda Diagonal: Casa Comalat

Avinguda Diagonal: Casa Comalat


...and as promised, the second chapter, the main fa├žade of Casa Comalat, not so colorful and much more symmetrical, but a masterpiece of cutting edge architecture. 

Salvador Valeri i Pupurull (1873-1954) was the second generation modernist architect who designed the building. Notice the whimsical frieze, the iron work on balconies and the stone carvings on windows. The sky is a fake, it is really awful to take pictures at noon, specially in an upward shot, this is my only free time but your attention well deserves a briefer lunch.


4 comments:

  1. the details are just exquisite. I could stare at this for loooong time :)

    ps. my tip is to visit each blog on alternate days. Thats the only way I can catch up :)

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  2. I love this kind of architecture. It's very unique!

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  3. I love it!
    I'm learning a lot
    Thank 2 u

    I'll come in Barcellona very soon!!!!
    Ciao

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  4. Ditto. Learning a lot. Thanks!

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