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The Quarry House


The Quarry House, known as "La Pedrera", is the last Gaudi completed work. It is a strange building with two court yards and six light wells.

The building has a complex curvilinear plan. Originally Gaudi intended to give curvilinear outlines to all internal partitions, but he renounced it later, giving them a polygonal shape, contrasting with the undulating surface of the facade. The house incorporates new designs: there are no internal structural walls, all intercommunication floor are supported by columns and exterior walls, balconies playing a constructive role. The roof is supported on arcades, reinforced by ribs.This is one of the first attempts to create a new design solution, known later as "free plan".


There is a terrace on the roof. It allows you to admire the stone "menagerie", consisting of air pipes, shafts, staircases, gardens, courtyards blooming above the deep, mysterious and disturbing monsters in the hood. The home decorations reflect the theme of natural motifs (caves, sea, underwater). Perhaps the Quarry House is the best and most complete expression of the loyalty to nature architectural concept, which professed Gaudi. This is a sort of mountain created by man, with caves that open on the facade, from which a powerful life force.


UNESCO declared the Quarry House as a World Heritage Site in 1984.

The house is a museum devoted to the Gaudi work.

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Since the primary society, the houses designs were a reflection of the status in the society, marking to the social position and responding to the physical and the psychological wants of the man.
However, the discreet people bower changed beyond cognition as time went on and under the inspiration and influence of science and of the technology development.
Evolution has led to modifications not only in personal elements of design or decoration, the home as a whole changed, in obedience to unchecked human desire to diversify and to arrange life.
Everyone has its own lifestyle and builds the house according to his needs and preferences.
Some houses amaze by their size, others by their beauty, modesty and yet others by the finesse with which they are built.
But there are some houses that have very strange shapes.
They leave us stunned and make us believe that everything is possible.

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The Quarry House  - A strange building
The Quarry House - A strange building

The Quarry House  - The house roof
The Quarry House - The house roof

The Quarry House  - The house at night
The Quarry House - The house at night