Batllo House Barcelona

Casa Batlló (Catalan articulation: [ˈkazə βəˈʎːo]) is a working in the focal point of Barcelona. It was composed by Antoni Gaudí, and is viewed as one of his magnum opuses. A rebuild of a formerly constructed house, it was updated in 1904 by Gaudí and has been renovated a few times after that. Gaudí's collaborators Domènec Sugrañes I Gras, Josep Canaleta and Joan Rubió additionally added to the redesign venture. The nearby name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), asit has an instinctive, skeletal natural quality.

Like everything Gaudí planned, it is just identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, specifically, has unordinary tracery, unpredictable oval windows and streaming etched stonework. There are a couple of straight lines, and a great part of the façade is adorned with a beautiful mosaic made of broken artistic tiles (trencadís). The rooftop is curved and was compared to the back of a monster or dinosaur. A typical hypothesis about the building is that the adjusting element to one side of focus, ending at the best in a turret and cross, speaks to the spear of Saint George (supporter holy person of Catalonia, Gaudí's home), which has been diving into the back of the monster.

History Batllo House Barcelona

Introductory development (1877)

The building that is presently Casa Batlló was worked in 1877, authorized by Lluís Sala Sánchez. It was an established working without striking attributes inside the mixture customary before the finish of the nineteenth century.[2] The building had a storm cellar, a ground floor, four different floors and a garden in the back.

Batlló family

The house was purchased by Josep Batlló in 1900. The outline of the house made the home bothersome to purchasers yet the Batlló family chose to purchase the place because of its brought together area. It is situated amidst Passeig de Gracia, which in the mid-twentieth century was known as an exceptionally renowned and elegant territory. It was a zone where the esteemed family could attract consideration regarding themselves.

In 1906 Josep Batlló still claimed the home. The Batlló family was extremely notable in Barcelona for its commitment to the material business in the city. Mr. Josep Batlló I Casanovas was a material industrialist who claimed a couple of processing plants in the city. Mr. Batlló wedded Amalia Godo Belaunzaran, from the family that established the daily paper La Vanguardia. Josep needed an engineer that would outline a house that resembled no other and emerged as being brassy and innovative. Both Josep and his significant other were available to anything and they chose not to confine Gaudí. Josep did not need his home to look like any of the places of whatever is left of the Batlló family, for example, Casa Pía, worked by the Josep Vilaseca. He picked the modeler who had composed Park Güell on the grounds that he needed him to think of a hazardous arrangement. The family lived on the Noble Floor of Casa Batlló until the center of the 1950s.

Redesign (1904-1906)

In 1904 Josep Batlló procured Gaudí to outline his home; at first, his designs were to tear down the building and develop a totally new house. Gaudí persuaded Josep that a remodel was adequate and was additionally ready to present the arranging application that year. The building was finished and repaired in 1906. He totally changed the primary condo which turned into the home for the Batlló family. He extended the focal well with a specific end goal to supply light to the entire building and furthermore included new floors. Around the same time, the Barcelona City Council chose the house as a contender for that year's best building grant. The honor was given to another designer that year regardless of Gaudí's plan.


Josep Batlló passed on in 1934 and the house was kept altogether by the spouse until her demise in 1940. After the demise of the two guardians, the house was kept and overseen by the youngsters until 1954. In 1954 an insurance agency named Seguros Iberia obtained Casa Batlló and set up workplaces there. In 1970, the principal renovation happened chiefly in a few of the inside rooms of the house. In 1983, the outside galleries were reestablished to their unique shading and many years later the outside façade was lit up in the service of La Mercè.

Various employments

In 1993, the present proprietors of Casa Batlló purchased the home and proceeded with renovations all through the entire building. Two years after the fact, in 1995, Casa Batlló started to contract out its offices for various occasions. In excess of 2,500 square meters of rooms inside the building were leased for some, extraordinary capacities. Because of the building's area and the excellence of the offices being leased, the rooms of Casa Batlló were sought after and facilitated numerous essential occasions for the city.

Plan Outline

The nearby name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has an instinctive, skeletal natural quality. The building looks exceptionally amazing — like everything Gaudí planned, just identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, specifically, is fairly amazing with tracery, sporadic oval windows and streaming etched stonework.

It appears that the objective of the fashioner was to keep away from straight lines totally. A significant part of the façade is brightened with a mosaic made of broken fired tiles (trencadís) that begins in shades of brilliant orange moving into greenish blues. The rooftop is angled and was compared to the back of a winged serpent or dinosaur. A typical hypothesis about the building is that the adjusting element to one side of focus, ending at the best in a turret and cross, speaks to the spear of Saint George (benefactor holy person of Catalonia, Gaudí's home), which has been done into the back of the winged serpent.


The space is thought to be a standout amongst the most surprising spaces. It was previously an administration territory for the occupants of the diverse flats in the building which contained pantries and capacity zones. It is known for its effortlessness of shapes and its Mediterranean impact using white on the dividers. It contains a progression of sixty catenary curves that makes a space which speaks to the ribcage of a creature. A few people trust that the "ribcage" plan of the curves is a ribcage for the mythical beast's spine that is spoken to in the rooftop.

Honorable floor and historical center

The honorable floor is bigger than seven-hundred square meters. It is the fundamental floor of the building. The honorable floor is gotten to through a private passageway lobby that uses sky facing windows taking after tortoise shells and vaulted dividers in bending shapes. On the honorable floor, there is an extensive arriving with guide perspectives to the blue tiling of the building great. On the Passeig de Gracia side is Mr. Batlló's investigation, a lounge area, and a disconnected spot for pursuing couples, enriched with a mushroom-molded chimney. The intricate and creature like stylistic theme proceeds all through the entire honorable floor.

In 2002, the house opened its ways to the general population, and individuals were permitted to visit the honorable floor. The building was opened to people in general as a component of the festival of the International Year of Gaudí. Casa Batlló met with especially unforeseen achievement, and guests wound up anxious to see whatever is left of the house. After two years, in festivity of the one hundredth commemoration of the start of work on Casa Batlló the fifth floor was reestablished, and the house stretched out its visit to the space and the well. In 2005, Casa Batlló turned into an Unesco World Heritage Site.


The rooftop porch is a standout amongst the most mainstream highlights of the whole house because of its popular mythical beast back plan. Gaudí speaks to a creature's spine by utilizing tiles of various hues on one side. The rooftop is beautified with four smokestack stacks, that are intended to avoid backdraughts.

Outside veneer

The veneer has three unmistakable segments which are agreeably incorporated. The lower ground floor with the principle floor and two first-floor exhibitions are contained in a structure of Montjuïc sandstone with undulating lines. The focal part, which achieves the last floor, is a kaleidoscopic segment with projecting galleries. The highest point of the building is a crown, similar to a gigantic peak, which is at an indistinguishable level from the rooftop and covers the room where there used to be water tanks. This room is as of now vacant. The best shows a trim with earthenware pieces that has pulled in numerous understandings.

Rooftop tiles

The rooftop's curved profile reviews the spine of a mythical beast with clay tiles for scales, and a little triangular window towards the privilege of the structure reproduces the eye. Legend has it that it was once conceivable to see the Sagrada Familia through this window, which was being manufactured at the same time. The perspective of the Sagrada Familia is presently obstructed from this vantage point by more current buildings. The tiles were given a metallic sheen to reproduce the differing sizes of the beast, with the shading reviewing from green on the correct side, where the head starts, to dark blue and violet in the middle, to red and pink on the left half of the building.

Tower and globule

One of the features of the exterior is a pinnacle finished with a cross of four arms situated to the cardinal bearings. It is a bulbous, root-like structure that brings out vegetation. There is a second knob formed structure likewise reminiscent of a thalamus blossom, which is spoken to by a fold with arms that are really buds declaring the following blooming. The pinnacle is enhanced with monograms of Jesus (JHS), Maria (M with the ducal crown) and Joseph (JHP), made of artistic pieces that emerge brilliant on the green foundation that covers the veneer. These images demonstrate the profound religiosity of Gaudi, who was roused by the contemporaneous development of his basilica to pick the topic of the sacred family.

The globule was broken when it was conveyed, maybe amid transportation. Despite the fact that the producer focused on re-do the broken parts, Gaudí preferred the tasteful of the broken stone work and

The focal piece of the exterior brings out the surface of a lake with water lilies, reminiscent of Monet's Nymphéas, with delicate swells and reflections caused by the glass and earthenware mosaic. It is an incredible undulating surface secured with mortar sections of shaded glass circles joined with 330 rounds of polychrome stoneware. The plates were composed by Gaudí and Jujol between tests amid their stay in Majorca, while dealing with the reclamation of the Cathedral of Palma.


At last, over the focal piece of the veneer is a littler overhang, additionally press, with an alternate outside tasteful, more like a neighborhood sort of lily. Two iron arms were introduced here to help a pulley to raise and lower furniture.

Principle floor

The exterior of the principle floor made totally in sandstone and is upheld by two segments. The plan is supplemented by joinery windows set with kaleidoscopic recolored glass before the huge windows, as though they were columns that help the mind-boggling stone structure, there are six fine segments that appear to reenact the bones of an appendage, with an evident focal enunciation; indeed, this is a botanical design. The adjusted states of the holes and the lip-like edges cut into the stone encompassing them make a similarity of a completely open mouth, for which the Casa Batlló has been nicknamed the "place of yawns." The structure rehashes on the primary floor and in the outline of two windows at the closures framing exhibitions, yet on the huge focal window, there are two galleries as depicted above.