Photographing Gaudí’s first house

Photography Workshop in Casa Vicens, by Pol Viladoms (24/07/2018)   “Vision is synthetic. Life is appreciated through vision.” Antoni Gaudí   In this workshop, participants will get to know the basic principles of architectural photography, learn to value the different actors involved, what type of equipment is appropriate, which phone applications can help us, etc. In … Read more

The restoration work on Casa Vicens named as a finalist for the 2018 FAD Awards

José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres and David García, members of the architectural team in charge of restoring Casa Vicens, have been named as finalists for 2018 FAD Awards, now in its 60th year, for their work on Gaudí’s first house. According to the jury, “the architects have proposed a comprehensive and very detailed restoration … Read more

The first Sant Jordi at Casa Vicens

Sant Jordi heralds the burst of spring, literary profusion and neighbourly joy. The streets overflow with adventure and people are filled with the gleaming intuition that good weather is on its way. This year, we are especially excited about the festivities because they will be the first that we open our doors open to the … Read more

An unfortunate incident

In the autumn of 1898, Casa Vicens was the scene of an unfortunate incident that was documented by newspapers such as La Publicidad, La Vanguardia, La Campana de Gràcia and others. We can also seek out additional information and inquire into how the neighbours perceived the building, for example. When conducting historical research, direct sources … Read more

Gaudi in literature

Gaudí incorporated images of Saint George, the mythical dragon he slew, and roses into the buildings he designed long before these motifs became associated with Barcelona’s festive annual book day, which was celebrated for the very first time in 1926. His fascination with the myth of the dragon was so intense that he even conceived … Read more
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