One of the most popular works of Gaudi - Casa Batlló, built for the textile magnate Josep Batlló-and-Kasanovasy - the fruit of a bizarre fantasy, having a purely literary origin. It developed plot - St. George killing the dragon. The first two floors are reminiscent of dragon bone and skeleton, texture walls - his skin, and the roof is a complex figure - its backbone.
On the roof mounted turret and several groups of chimneys of various complex shapes, lined with ceramics. The characteristic of modernity for the application materials submitted by a combination of textured surfaces, ceramic and metal. The most remarkable feature of the Batllo house is the almost complete absence in its design of straight lines.
When Batlló just bought this house on the Boulevard de Gracia PASE, it was the usual structure, does not cause any emotion and simply fading on the background of the neighboring house pastry baron Antonio Amalia. Batllo such a situation, of course, did not like and he decided to turn to the already known then Gaudi. The architect rebuilt the facade, first floor, first floor, interior, patio, basement, roof terrace and finish the attic. For interior decoration and even furniture, incidentally, is also responsible Gaudi. For two years, this unremarkable apartment building has become one of the most important symbols of the Catalan capital.