Casa Batllo Architecture
There is a good reason why Antoni Gaudi is known as one of the best architects the world has ever seen. Like most of his other structures, Casa Batllo is one of the finest exponents of Modernisme or Art Nouveau.
Josep Batllo was able to set the creative genius of Antoni Gaudi free by requesting the riskiest of all structures. Gaudi responded by creating what is now locally known as Casa dels Ossos or the House of Bones. The name is quite fitting once you see the building. Casa Batllo has an inside out quality to itself. Although it is not known what Gaudi based the structure on, the skeletal influences of the building are quite evident.
The primary architectural language of the building is asymmetry. The oval windows and the sculpted stonework on the ground floor really set visitors up for the rest of the structure. It is also believed that the roundedness of the structure pays homage to the patron saint of Catalonia, Saint George.
The most eccentric part of the Casa Batllo, however, is the dragon or dinosaur inspired arches that soar at the top of the structure. We’ll never know what was going on in Gaudi’s mind when he drew up these plans, but it surely made Josep Batllo happy. Here are some of the distinguished parts of Casa Batllo: