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Gaudí: EDUARD CALVET HOUSE

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Gaudí: Casa Calvet, Façade
Basic information:
Location:    Carrer de Casp, 48      Barcelona.
Qualification:  xxxx(3 on 5)
Present condition:  Façades: Both street and back Good / Interiors: Hall, stairs and mezzanine areas Good, other parts adapted to present needs.
How to go to:  Buses: 45 and 47
                       Metro:  L1, L4 (Urquinaona)

Visits: 
Because the building is private owned, the visit of interior is not possible. 
Information: RUTA GAUDÍ (Institut Municipal del paisatge urbà) Tel. (34) 93 488 01 39
In the ground floor it is an excellent restaurant with a gaudinist ambience.
Ruta del Modernisme

History and description:
Project of the architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet of 1898 and built between 1898 and 1900.
Awarded in 1900 by the Municipality of Barcelona.
This is the first Gaudí neighbours building, made under commission of Calvet family (textile manufacturers).
The façade made in stone and iron, was developed with the collaboration of Lluís Badía (forged iron) and the carpenter Casas i Bardé (following Permanyer).
The façade is topped with a double pediment -with two fantastic axle trees made in forged iron- crowned by forged iron crosses.
Each side and the centre part of façade are adorned with the heads of Saint Peter (the owner father patron) Saint Genis notary and Saint Genis comedian (patrons of Eduard Calvet birthplace Vilassar de Mar).
Back façade (non visible from the street) is very interesting and appreciated by specialists.
The lift, with its decoration in wood, iron and crystal, is also an artwork.  
The furniture of ground and first floor was designed by Gaudí and is partially visible in Gaudí Museum into the Park Güell.
This is perhaps the most conventional Gaudí building.
 

  
Images:

Gaudí   Casa Calvet   Top façade

 

Gaudí   Casa Calvet   Top façade

 

Gaudí   Casa Calvet   Top of façade

 

Different façade views
 

 
Gaudí   Casa Calvet   Adorn under balcony

Gaudí   Casa Calvet   Gallery

Gaudí   Casa Calvet   Latch

       Ornament under gallery
 

Gallery
 

Latch on front door    

Other works of Gaudí:
In Barcelona: Bellesguard  Eduard Calvet House   Batlló House  Vicens House  Santa Teresa School  Sagrada Família Schools  La Pedrera  Güell Pavilions  Güell Palace  Park Güell  Sagrada Família  Miralles Property Fence 
In La Pobla de Lillet:  Catllaràs Villa  Artigas Gardens
In Mataró: 
Workers Cooperative building (attributed)
In Montserrat:  Monumental Rosary path (1st mystery of Glory)
In Santa Coloma de Cervelló:  Colònia Güell Crypt
In Garraf (Sitges):  Garraf Cellars
Out of Catalonia:  Botines House (León)  El Capricho (Comillas)  Episcopal Palace (Astorga)

 

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