La Pedrera through time

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1967
L'Inconnu de Shandigor. Sylvaine and Manuel in the rooftop of La Pedrera.
L'Inconnu de Shandigor. Sylvaine and Manuel in the rooftop of La Pedrera.
La Pedrera has been used as a setting in more than fifteen films , including Gaudí (Josep Maria Argemí, 1960), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008), Rastros de sándalo (Maria Ripoll, 2014), The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975), starring Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider, and... « Read more »
1927
© ANC/Fons Joaquim Gomis
The main floor of La Pedrera, which has housed the Foundation’s exhibition hall since 1992, was originally the residence of the Milàs. The floor retains little of Gaudí’s décor because Roser Segimon, Mr Milà’s wife, had most of it changed after the architect’s death in 1926. However, we can still... « Read more »
1920
Grandfather Ninus Baladia on the balcony of La Pedrera apartment in 1920. The photo was taken by my grandmother when they were courting. Although my grandfather is wearing a dressing gown, he did not live there. They were a modern couple, and he lived with her family at the Llorach property, in Sant Gervasi. © Archivo Baladia
Grandfather Ninus Baladia on the balcony of La Pedrera apartment in 1920. The photo was taken by my grandmother when they were courting. Although my grandfather is wearing a dressing gown, he did not live there. They were a modern couple, and he lived with her family at the Llorach property, in Sant Gervasi. © Archivo Baladia
In 1906 the architect Antoni Gaudí watched as the foundations were laid on the site that would eventually become home to the icon of Modernisme , the Casa Milà, (La Pedrera), in Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia. That same year, the celebrated Catalan writer Eugeni d'Ors’ published his first glosses in... « Read more »
1918
La Vanguardia, 28 October 1918, reports of the Prince Ibrahim Hassan.
La Vanguardia, 28 October 1918, reports of the Prince Ibrahim Hassan.
On Monday 28 October 1918, Egyptian Prince Ibrahim Hassan (Cairo, 1879 – Barcelona, 1918) died at his home in La Pedrera, No. 92 Paseo de Gracia. The prince, nephew of the Sultan of Egypt and grandson of Khedive [1] Ismail Pasha, had long resided in Barcelona as the report in La Vanguardia the 28... « Read more »
1915
Casa Milà, 1915. Josep Maria Madurell i Marimón, Col·lecció Club Excursionista de Gràcia © Ajuntament de Barcelona, Arxiu Municipal Districte de Gràcia
Casa Milà, 1915. Josep Maria Madurell i Marimón, Col·lecció Club Excursionista de Gràcia © Ajuntament de Barcelona, Arxiu Municipal Districte de Gràcia
These hitherto unpublished photographs of La Pedrera have been brought to our notice by the Municipal Archive of the District of Gràcia, which has holdings and collections from institutions, associations and private collections relating to the district’s documentary heritage. The two pictures by... « Read more »
1912
La Vanguardia. 19 April 1916
La Vanguardia. 19 April 1916
The following story is a good example of Gaudí’s famous saying, that that originality consists of returning to the origin. We have long wondered to what purpose the mezzanine floor was put before the Mosella tailors set up shop there. We have now found a document confirming that this space on the... « Read more »
1911
Aleix Clapés and the artwork of the “Gache Apartment” in the Casa Milà.
Aleix Clapés and the artwork of the “Gache Apartment” in the Casa Milà.
Alberto I. Gache (Mercedes, Buenos Aires, 1854 – Montevideo, 1933), Consul of the Republic of Argentina in Barcelona, resided on the first floor, second door, of the Casa Milà from 5 August 1911 to late 1919. On 26 September 2014, a visit and a talk were organised at La Pedrera to acquaint the... « Read more »
1910
El Diluvio. Suplemento Ilustrado . 5 March 1910
El Diluvio. Suplemento Ilustrado . 5 March 1910
The unique structure that is the Casa Milà (La Pedrera) and the relationship between the building’s architect (Antoni Gaudí) and its owner (Pere Milà) became the object of ridicule for the people of Barcelona and many humorous publications of the time. These three illustrations of the Casa Milà, by... « Read more »
1910
The unknown shutter
Album d’architecture moderne à Barcelone: Collection de 70 planches. Barcelona, 1911
La Pedrera conceals secrets for almost 100 years: the undiscovered shutter Above each entrance to the building there is a shutter housing and a piece of metal projecting outwards. These are the guides and mechanisms to operate what were one corrugated rolling shutters. Given their lack of artistic... « Read more »
1907
Journal Ilustració Catalana, 8 December 1907
Journal Ilustració Catalana, 8 December 1907
Having submitted his building plans in order to obtain planning permission from Barcelona City hall, Antoni Gaudí began work on the Casa Milà on 2 February 1906. Shown below are two illustrative examples of the immense interest sparked by the construction of the edifice. The first one comes from... « Read more »