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Antonio Gaudi and La Casa Mila By Isaac Katz and Alexis Rosker.

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1 Antonio Gaudi and La Casa Mila By Isaac Katz and Alexis Rosker

2 Antonio Gaudi 1852-1926

3 Puerta de la Finca Miralles (1902)

4 Casa Calvet (1904)

5 Park Guell (1914)

6 Colonia Guell (1915)

7 Sagrada Familia (?)

8 Casa Batllo (1906)

9 LA CASA MILA (1910)

10 Basic Facts Built between 1906 and 1910 Also known as La Pedrera (the quarry) Located in Barcelona, Spain

11 SCIENTIFIC Materials: concrete and masonry No mathematical analysis Use of suspended models Stiffened by changing complete tension into complete compression; Pillars and arches carry loads Exterior walls are not load bearing; used double curvature for stiffness Attic supported with many arch members

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14 SOCIAL Cost of Structure: about $600,000 Original Purpose: Apartment Building Present Purpose: display of Gaudis works in attic; exhibitions on first few floors; private appartments Tourism Problems with construction due to building code Surprisingly fits into the community

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17 SYMBOLIC Uniqueness Elegance Continuity Combines aesthetics with engineering Icon of Barcelona Gaudis last civil project

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27 Gaudi vs. Gehry

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