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Antoni Gaudi was a Spanish architect born on 25th June 1852 in Reus He attended secondary school in the Colegio de los Padres Escolapios also in Reus in 1863 Gaudi also attended preparatory courses in 1869 to enable him to study architecture at the Faculty of Natural Science at Barcelona University In 1873 Gaudi studied architecture at the Escola Provincial dArchitectura in Barcelona and just before finishing his studies he was awarded a public contract to design street lamps for the City which were installed in 1879 On the 15th March 1878 Gaudi received his diploma Gaudi died in early 1926 Gaudis earliest architectural work was the Casa Vicens built in 1878 which was a private home in Barcelona Gaudi has also created other works such as the Sagrada Familia Casa Batllo and the Casa Mila They all show Gaudis style described as a blend of Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau Gaudi was inspired by mosaics but has interpreted them in his own way Instead of flat angular shapes Gaudi creates smooth shaped and curved 3D forms and there are virtually no straight lines Gaudi also includes shapes from natural forms such as lizards snakes and mushrooms These forms can all be found in Park Guell Gaudis rounded unique wavelike style also reminds me of movement although not straightforward but a slow wavy movement His work and style also remind me of space as most of his works are large especially the Casa Mila The Casa Mila is my favourite of Gaudis buildings It is also known as La Pedera or the Quarry as it is a large stone and iron building and is a pale colour with ironwork details The outside is very smooth and wavy and has been described as a moving landscape by Josef Wiedermann The stone is rounded and reminds me of a large cliff by the sea as the walls appear to have been eroded by the elements The building has
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