Our visit to the last resident of La Pedrera

“Architecture is the arrangement of light; sculpture is the play on light.” Antoni Gaudí

La Pedrera (1906-1912) was the last civil work projected by Antoni Gaudí, whose career was shaped by the observation of nature and the search for rationality in forms. Revolutionary figures and a wide organic repertoire.

The owners, Perico Milá and Rosario Segimón, commissioned the architect to build their residence at 92 Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, a veritable showcase of life in early-20th-century society. La Pedrera embodies the architect’s trademark freedom of design, incorporating sculpture as an integral part of construction.

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More than hundred years later, its last resident, Ana Viladomiu, welcomes us into her home. The intimacy of a kindly optimised house invites us to get lost in its corridors, decorated with ceilings and tiles with marine motives that convey a pleasant sensation of freedom. A tribute to sensitivity with which its tenant extols Gaudi’s craftmanship by giving the home a unique aura.

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A perfect occasion to be nourished by the aesthetic uniqueness of this place. A chance to celebrate how timeless creations guide us through the symbolism of light.

Photography by Salva López

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