There are some roof tops in this world that were born from something other than its basic need to keep the walls from falling down, and the rain out. Some are made in such a way that it could make roof ladders cry.
Let’s take a trip to Barcelona Spain to see the Casa Batlló.
Casa Batlló is a one of a kind building designed by Antoni Gaudi on Passeig de Gracia. Taking a look from the front of Casa Batlló it looks like it has been made from the skulls and bones of a dinosaur! This is of course not true. But the skulls are in fact balconies and the bones are actually the supporting pillars! But taking a quick look up at the roof you will know that it will take a lot more than just a roof ladder to fix a hole! With some parts of the roof being as steep as 160 degrees (almost vertical) in angle!
The colours and shapes he used are inspired from marine life and as inspiration for his creativity in this building, like the colours chosen for the façade are those found in natural coral reefs all around the world (or where there are reefs anyway).For me this building is simply stunning and well worth the visit. If you are lucky enough to take a look around inside or just outside this impressive building, you will learn how much attention to detail Gaudi spent on the design. Taking the time to think about such small things as varying window size depending on how high the window was from the top of the building. In this way he could ensure even lighting conditions in each and every room of the house.
A truly colourful and amazing place I’m sure you will agree.
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Pictures by : Krzysztof Dydynski