Gaudí's Architecture

Gaudí's biography

Gaudí’s architecture transcended the Modernista movement that he was originally a part of, which culminated in a style that was influenced by the organic forms of nature. Antoni Gaudí’s buildings were very rarely designed from sketches, but rather from scale models. Gaudí’s art is appreciated throughout the globe by architects who still study his methods and style to the present day.


Antoni Gaudí was born in June 1852 on the Mediterranean coast in Reus, Catalonia. Gaudí always had a strong affinity for nature, particularly the landscape of his home Catalonia.


Gaudí registered in the Llotja School and subsequently the Barcelona Higher School of Architecture, wherein 1878, he finished with a degree in architecture.

independent studio

Gaudí began to amass his own clientele even before graduating in 1878. That same year, he created an exhibition for the glove producer Camella at the World’s Fair in Paris.

güell family

Gaudí acquired the majority of his key assignments from Eusebi Güell. Güell was one of Gaudí’s most notable acquaintances who described him positively as a friendly individual to chat to.

nationalism of catalonia

Considering his recurrent use of Catalan elements in his structures, which reveal his profound attachment to his own area, Gaudí was rarely personally involved in political activity. However, he did take part in protests.

later years

On the 7th of June in 1926, he was traveling from work to the church of Sant Filip Neri for his prayer services when he was hit by a tram and fell unconscious.


Gaudí has attracted and influenced generations of architects and even engineers as the best-known – and most unique – representation of Catalan Modernisme (Art Nouveau).

IMPORTANT gaudí works

Casa Vicens (1883)

Palau Güell (1888)

Casa Batlló (1906)

Colònia Güell (1918)