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Casa Batllo, Gaudi Art Nouveau

Casa Batllo, poetry turned into architecture

Casa Batlló, poetry turned into architecture ❝ Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.❞ – Antoni Gaudi Tweet Façade of Casa Batlló Casa Batlló is more than just a house it is an amazing work of art in the most magnificent avenue in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia or Paseo…

Catalan Modernisme: In Search of a National Architecture

“The straight line belongs to man, the curved line belongs to God” -Antoni Gaudí Since the very beginning, even before the actual word was coined, architecture has been influenced by nature. Whether leveraging existing resources like caves to protect ourselves from the elements, to using the universal laws of physics that govern everything in this…

Gyeong-bokgung, Reminder of a Great Heritage

The wonderful thing about Korean Architecture is that without obliterating its own principles of geomancy – the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously, based on geomagnetism- it reflects the strong influence of the cultures, religions and nations that once controlled the region. On my previous post, we saw how Koreans adapted…