-Marti House (Els 4 gats)
-Sastre Marquès House
-Baró de Quadras
-Pastor de Cruïlles Villa
-Puig i Cadafalch House
In Canet de
-Fàbrica Carbonell Reverter
-Font Pública, Passeig Mare de Deu de la Misericòrdia / C. J. Mora
-Font Pública, Plaça Barris
-Font Pública del Parc del Santuari
-Primer Misteri de Dolor del Rosari Monumental del Santuari de la
-Cinquè Misteri de Dolor del Rosari Monumental del Santuari de la
-Placa del carrer Carles Pasqual i Puig
-Verge de Gracia shrine
Pantheon - Cemetery
-Coll I Regàs House
Sant Sadurní d'Anoia:
Born in Mataró (El Maresme) near Barcelona in
the year 1867.
Becoming a student, in 1887, he entered the "Centre Escolar Catalanista"
to work in Matarò.
Later, he came to Barcelona, where he
his architecture studies in
Named Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, he developed his
great architectural capabilities.
In addition to his professional
work as architect, he became active in politics, in the field of Catalan nationalism.
In 1917, when Enric
Prat de la Riba died, he succeeded
him as a Mancomunitat of
Catalonia President (President of the Catalonian Government) developing an ambitious plan of schools and cultural institutions,
organizing the Junta de Museus (Museum Association), new museums in Ciutadella Park of
Barcelona, the improvement of the Empuries excavations, new roads and agricultural
A disciple of Lluís Domènech
i Montaner, he is considered the
last of representatives of Art Nouveau and the first of the Noucentisme (new artistic
way following the Art Nouveau). His work can be divided into three different
periods following the classification of Alexandre Cirici
• The first, named the
rose period (Art Nouveau),
who's model is the traditional aristocratic Catalan rural house (casa pairal) and also
follows the inspiration of Germanic models. Buildings corresponding to the
period are the Casa Martí
(1896), the Macaya House, the
and specially the Casa de les Punxes
or Terrades House(1905).
• The second, the
white period (Rationalist
follows the ideals of new burgess elite, pragmatic and strictly
buildings corresponding to this period are: Trinxet
House (disappeared), the Muntades House and
• The third period, the
period (Monumental)was developed during
the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition, for wich Josep Puig i
Cadafalch was the first architect. This period is characterized
by monumental buildings, the yellow colours of façades and the imitation of
architecture, which is melded with the typical architecture
giving a Baroque aspect as
Very interested in North American
architecture, he designed the Pich House
inspired by Sullivan.
Despite all of these activities, he also
established a significant reputation as
an historical art specialist, particularly on Romanesque medieval architecture. He wrote
very important studies on historic architecture as "L'arquitectura romanica a Catalunya" (The
Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia), "L'arquitectura
gòtica civil a Catalunya" (The Gothic Civil
Architecture in Catalonia) and many other books.
From 1942 until his dead in December 1956
he was the President of the "Institut d'Estudis
Catalans" (Catalan Studies Institute - The Catalan Language and
Scientific Studies Academy -).