|Brilliant architect (1852-1926) and
strong influencer of Barcelona
style. When he graduated, the dean
said he was either giving this
diploma to a “genius or a madman”.
He shunned classical architecture to
date for organic style inspired by nature.
|Catenary arches are a recurring theme in Gaudi’s
work – they represent the curve that an idealized
hanging cable would assume under it’s own
weight if suspended by two points. Is this not
the most beautiful ATTIC you’ve ever seen??
|Gaudi was a huge fan of hyperbolic shapes,
using them extensively in his columns
and chimney structures. His architecture
could be studied for years on the
basis of the mathematics alone.
|Gaudi rarely drew blueprints, instead focusing on
3D scale models. He often used hanging chains
to simulate arches, skipping the math altogether.
This is a mirror image of a model that actually
hangs upside down. Newton would approve.