david cardelús photographs antoni gaudí's casa batlló in barcelona
david cardelús photographs antoni gaudí's casa batlló in barcelona david cardelús photographs antoni gaudí's casa batlló in barcelona
jul 06, 2015

david cardelús photographs antoni gaudí's casa batlló in barcelona

david cardelús photographs antoni gaudí’s casa batlló in barcelona
all images © david cardelús




antoni gaudí’s ‘casa batlló’ on barcelona’s passeig de gràcia is one of the world’s most visited, and surely, most photographed buildings. to many, seeing the structure is a one-time opportunity, a chance encounter typically separated from life’s daily occurrences by hundreds if not thousands of miles. architectural photographer david cardelús, is fortunate enough to have a different experience. the barcelona native, who was asked to photograph the UNESCO world heritage site, can be on the casa’s doorstep via a mere fifteen minute stroll from home.

david cardelus antoni gaudi casa batllo barcelona spain designboommain entrance lobby to the noble floor




like past projects surrounding gaudí’s works, cardelús was drawn to the visual impact of the simplest lines, colors, and forms that comprise the inimitable structure. it is by establishing the harmony of each element that he is able to build layer upon layer;  resulting in an almost palpable photograph that bring out the hidden detail hierarchy that made gaudí so incredible.

skull-like balconies at ‘casa batlló’, passeig de gràcia façade

david cardelus antoni gaudi casa batllo barcelona spain designboom
wooden spiral staircase leading to the noble floor

a tiled, colored glass mosaic covers the façade of ‘casa batlló’

blue patio

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spiral ceiling and light fixture, noble floor

the apartment’s staircase and blue patio

david cardelus antoni gaudi casa batllo barcelona spain designboom
blue stair patio and roof arch

attic arches

the attic’s arches are the ribs of the dragon

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chimneys at the roof terrace of ‘casa batlló’



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edited by: nick brink | designboom 

  • It´s amazing and emotional image about Casa Batilló. Thank you so much to show, David Cardelús. I love Gaudi´s works. Best regards, Michiko Totoki

    Michiko Totoki says:
  • Magnificent colours coming through. It is great to see small parts of the building in more detail, rather than the usual general views of rooms and the overall house. I think it’s the first time I have seen some of the façade details of this building up so close. Very good. James

    James Leathem says:
  • This work invokes the sole of the structure, thank you!

    P Bianco says:
  • Thank you very much for your comments, I really appreciate them. Best, David.

    David Cardelús says:
  • This house is so wonderful – it must be from out of space and time. Thank you for the great pics.

    Dirk16 says:
  • Recently viewed a show on 60 minutes that showed Gaudi’s work . Realized I had a sketch of Casa Batillo in ink with A Gaudi’s ‘s name written on it with the year 1906 . I’m wondering if he could have done the drawing? Your photographs are gorgeous . It’s wonderful to see it up close with such detail .

    Judith latham says:

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