The last secular work of Gaudí. Having finished this order for the Mila family, architect completely gave the work on the cathedral Sagrada Familia.
Casa Mila - a unique structure, the work on which Gaudi architecture is significantly ahead of its time. The house has no bearing and retaining walls. All floors are supported by columns. Partitions in apartments can freely move. In addition, Gaudí thought out internal ventilation system eliminates the air conditioners.
During the life of the architect the original architecture of the house found no response from the locals: they immediately called the building La Pedrera - «quarry». The reason - a strange, unwieldy house design. However, in 1984 year, Casa Mila is the first construction of the twentieth century, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. And today is one of the most famous sights of Barcelona.
Be sure to check out the attic at home. Designed originally for washing and hanging laundry room is the most interesting design solution Gaudi. Attic is based on 270 in the form of arches catenary composed of flat bricks. There is also a museum dedicated to the works of Gaudi. In addition, you can go to the roof terrace and admire the unique architectural ensemble where chimneys reminiscent of wonderful alien creation. In summer, La Pedrera terrace are jazz concerts.