Place: Barcellona, Spagna
Product: Original Rovere DuraPlus
Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect.
Gaudí gave Casa Batlló a facade that is original, fantastical and full of imagination. He replaced the original facade with a new composition of stone and glass. He ordered the external walls to be redesigned to give them a wavy shape, which was then plastered with lime mortar and covered with a mosaic of fragments of coloured glass and ceramic discs.
The main suite of the house overlooks Passeig de Gràcias, which is composed of a central room and two smaller side rooms which can be joined together to form a spacious open-space inspiring the style of modern lofts. The bespoke wood floor surface, in precious French Oak, was especially produced upon drawings of the architects himself.
Casa Batlló is a masterpiece of shape, colour and light. In this work, Gaudí is pre-empting the theory of rationalism, which would come 30 years later.