david cardelús photographs gaudí crypt near barcelona
 
david cardelús photographs gaudí crypt near barcelona david cardelús photographs gaudí crypt near barcelona
oct 07, 2015

david cardelús photographs gaudí crypt near barcelona

david cardelús photographs gaudí crypt near barcelona
all images courtesy of david cardelús

 

 

 

located a short, twenty minute train ride from barcelona, is the ‘gaudí crypt’. one of the buildings that form the colonia güell, it is considered by many as a singular workshop where gaudi practiced solutions that were later applied to the hugely famous sagrada familia. architectural photographer david cardelús, on assignment from the colonia güell, was given the opportunity to explore the site, and showcase the building’s relationship to the surrounding vegetation. interior photographs attempt to interpret the countless shapes that constitute the architectural solution, including its leaning pillars, catenary arches, hyperbolic paraboloid walls, and the incredibly intricate masonry of the ‘crypt’s’ brick roof.


colored arches at the entrance portico of ‘gaudi crypt’

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main entrance at the uncompleted structure


lateral nave and stained glass windows

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stained glass windows and pillars

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the ‘gaudi crypt’ at colonia güell

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massive pillars support the intricate brick roof

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main altar in the central nave

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gaudí-designed benches


brick roof and supporting pillars on the lateral nave of ‘gaudí crypt’

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side wall with stained glass windows and steeple

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windows on the side façade

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • Excepcional!
    Spiritual place, full of light, full of joy, full of hope!

    jana says:

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