Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
Background History on Casa Batlló
The Casa Batlló was commissioned by a wealthy aristocrat named Josep Batlló. The artist who renovated the original building was Antoni Guadi. The building was already built in 1877, but Josep Batlló asked Guadi to remodel it. Guadi remodeled the building during the years 1904 to 1906. The process took him approximately 2 years to complete.
There are no direct statements about Casa Batlló from Guadi himself, many people have called his renovation of the building "Graceful, original, and brilliant. Guadi was inspired by many things while renovating the building, such as skulls and dragons. He also used a lot of color and different sized windows to capture light throughout the building. Antoni Guadi wanted to make the building pleasing to the eye, and thought people would rather live in a beautiful building, rather than a normal building. Gaudi didn't meet very many challenges along the way while remodeling Casa Batlló.