Calvet House (La Casa Calvet) is located in a quiet area of the Eixample in Barcelona. It was designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. House was built on a command of the Catalan textile factory owner.
This is one of the most conservative works of the architect, probably because the building had to be adapted and integrated with other buildings already existing in the street. It is a relatively symmetrical structure, raw in term of color and very clean. The facade is richly decorated with religious statues. Balconies are made of wrought iron similar to mushrooms, because the owner's passion was mycology (science that studies fungi). A large part of the building is made of gray stone from Montjuïc Mountain. Next to the entrance appear the shapes of various kinds of instruments related to the textile industry, representing the building owner's profession.
In 1900, La Casa Calvet received the award for the best building from the City Council.
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|Neighbourhood||Dreta de l'Eixample (Eixample)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.3909745, 2.1728897|
|Address||08010 Barcelona, Carrer de Casp 48|
|Construction dates||1898 - 1990|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|