Gaudi: Guell Park

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What is it: Antonio Gaudi’s Guell Park in Barcelona.
Gingerbread house by Andrew Kelsall.

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Why its awesome: It looks like a gingerbread house.  Who doesn’t like gingerbread and all things Christmas?  If you just said, “Me!”, then you’re an awful person and you should learn what a rhetorical question is.

Nowadays, when architects say they are ‘playing’ with their design, it turns into some horrific mess of protruding metal that ends up blinding people with sunlight and leaving the common man scratching his head as to how this building ‘relates’ to him.  Gaudi’s stuff is at least fun to look at, even if it might seem a bit whimsical.  There is a lack of appreciation for whimsical design these days.  I encourage you to take a look at Gaudi’s work, and take a break from the ‘minimalist, modern only’ standards of judging architecture.

Now read a book! Or at least this article about him – the dude was hit by a train!

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