La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi

Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.

-Antoni Gaudi

Architect : Antoni Gaudi

Location : Barcelona, Spain

Style : Gothic and Modernisme

 

 About Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Spanish architect known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism.  Gaudi's works have a highly individualized, one-of-a-kind style. Most are located in Barcelona,  including his  main work, the church of the Sagrada Familia.

Gaudí's work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion.

He considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadis which used waste ceramic pieces.

 

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia also known as the Sagrada Familia, is a large unfinished Roman-Catholic minor basilica in Barcelona.

Designed by Spanish/ Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852–1926), his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

On 19 March 1882, construction of the Sagrada Família began under architect Francisco de Paula de Villar. In 1883, when Villar resigned, Gaudí took over as chief architect, transforming the project with his architectural and engineering style, combining  Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudi devoted the remainder of his life to the project, and he is buried in the crypt. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete.