One of the most popular works of Gaudi - Casa Batlló (1904 -1906), built for the textile magnate Josep Batlló, It is not only the result of a bizarre fantasy of the architect, but the frozen scene favorite Catalan legend about the knight Sant Jordi, which kills the dragon. Make this building?, Gaudi gave full freedom to his imagination and brought to life by house legend, home-dragon, which attracts with its unique view. Front of the house - a Dragon Scale, which stands on the bones of their victims. The main chimney is made on the roof in the form of a sword, that St. George pierces the dragon Ridge. The facing of the facade Gaudi used the style "Trencadís", bright mosaic of various ceramic fragments.
Notable is the fact, it was a real art-recycling "waste" for future Gaudí monuments gathered at one of the best factories of ceramics in Catalonia, as well as in factories posudnыh (zabrakovannыe cup, dishes, vases, etc.). Besides, work has also been instructed to pick up on the streets of the old dishes, tiles and bottles.
On the roof mounted turret and several groups of chimneys of various complex shapes, oblitsovannыe keramikoy. The characteristic of modernity for the application materials submitted by a combination of textured surfaces, ceramics and metal. The most remarkable feature of the Batlló house is the almost complete absence in its design of straight lines.
When Batlló bought the building on Boulevard de Gracia PASE, it was the usual construction, It does not cause any emotions and just fading to the background of the neighboring house pastry baron Antonio Amalia. Iron with this state of affairs, of course, not happy, and he decided to go to the already known then Gaudi. The architect rebuilt the facade, first floor, mezzanine, interior, patio, basement, roof terrace and finish the attic. For interior decoration and even furniture, by the way, also posted Gaudi. This house has long since turned into one of the most important symbols of the Catalan capital.
After the upgrade, Gaudi any room of the house did not fit a piano, which she played the daughter of the couple Batlló. Wife complained the architect, to which he replied - nothing wrong, let the girl learns to play the violin!