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Colonia Guell

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Barcelona, Spain.

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Although not completed until 1915, Gaudi's Colonia Guell chapel was begun in 1899. Technologically brilliant and structurally sound, it combines the magic of traditional religious architecture with the originality of an isolated genius. Nothing else like it exists-the crypt is a mysterious place, with seats as fanciful as the thrusting structure. The porch consists of a series of connected columns taking down the load of isolated pieces of roof or wall. Dennis Sharp

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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