Inside Iconic Houses Videos
Inside Iconic Houses
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Inside Iconic Houses - Casa Milá/La Pedrera
Video on demand - Language English
Marga Viza (Director of Culture) and Silvia Vilarroya (Curator) take us on a tour of Gaudí's famous housing block.
Casa Milá/La Pedrera
Architect: Antoni Gaudí, 1906-1912
Our hosts are Marga Viza, Director of Culture at the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and Silvia Vilarroya, Curator of the Permanent Exhibition at La Pedrera.
At the height of his career, having achieved a style and independence from historical styles, Antoni Gaudí designed Casa Milà (1906-1912), his last secular work and one of the most innovative in functional terms, spatial distribution, structural system, and in construction and ornamental methods. The industrialist Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon commissioned Gaudí to build an apartment house, with the aim of turning the main floor into a family residence and leasing out the rest of the dwellings. Casa Milà is popularly known as 'La Pedrera' (the stone quarry) in allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry. Its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value have received universal recognition when in 1984 UNESCO inscribed the building in its World Heritage List, for its exceptional universal value.