Tag: Trade

The stained-glass windows: this is how they were created

Gaudí said, “Sunshine is the best painter.” And today the experience inside the Temple truly shows he was right. Depending on the time of year, hour of the day and, even, the weather, the feeling inside can range from joyful or explosive heat to coldness and melancholy.  So, it is an ever-changing symphony of colours …

Gaudí and teamwork: his artisan collaborators

The architect must take advantage of what operators know how to do and can do. They must make the most of each one’s most outstanding quality. This means: integrating, joining forces and giving them a hand when they get stuck; this way they work happily with the security that comes from fully trusting in the …

Technology and craftsmanship coexist at the Sagrada Família: iron and stone

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At the Sagrada Família, the artisan trades that were traditionally used can be seen in many facets that co-exist with the more technological side, representative of the current era. This contrast, which has been accentuated in recent years, makes the Temple building project unique, as we have works here that are nearly unheard of on …

The Sagrada Família’s stained-glass windows: captivating light

When you study the structure of Gaudí’s Temple and compare it to how Gothic cathedrals work, you can clearly understand the master’s intention of surpassing this style. And he truly did so, eliminating exterior elements, such as buttresses and flying buttresses, which he believed were like crutches. We sense this same desire to surpass Gothic …

The new pews for the Basilica: this is how they were created

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Gaudí, as we well know, designed not only buildings but also, in many cases, the furniture to go inside them. For the Sagrada Família, he designed two different styles of pews for the crypt. The first type, for the central area, has a moveable backrest, which means they can be used facing the central apse …

Trencadís mosaic, hallmark of Gaudí

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Antoni Gaudí was a revolutionary in his time and soon became one of the most characteristic architects of the Catalan Modernisme movement. His work, highly personal and imaginative, drew inspiration from plants and animals found in nature and his interest in using organic shapes that are curved instead of flat led him to create his …