Josep Puig i Cadafalch – Macaya House
Location: Passeig de Sant Joan, 108 Barcelona
Qualification: xxx (3 on 5)
Present condition: Outside and inside Good
How to go to: Buses: 15, 55, N4
Metro: L4, L5 (Verdaguer)
Visits: The space is now a Cultural center an visits are allowed in opening hours.
Ruta del Modernisme
History and description
House designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, built in 1901.
The façade is basically finished in white stucco. Nevertheless it is decorated with stone profusely sculpted specially around the windows, the balcony and the asymmetric platform of the entrance hall.
All the house interior had been enriched with ornaments specially into the hall and the courtyard from which starts a magnificent stairway.
Following Permanyer, the Puig i Cadafalch collaborators in that house were: Eusebi Arnau and Alfons Juyol sculptors, Ballarín forged iron and also Joan Paradis in “esgrafiats” (special relief painted decoration)
That building had been acquired by “La Caixa” (first savings bank of Catalonia) who had installed in it an space for artistic exhibitions. Consequently it is possible to visit it.
List of architects, sculptors, painters and craftsmen working in that building
Architect: Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Graffito’s Joan Paradís
Forged iron: Manel Ballarín
Sculpture: Eusebi Arnau
In Barcelona: -Amatller House –-Company House –Macaya House -Marti House (Els 4 gats)-Muley-Afid House-Muntades House-Punxes House -Sastre Marquès House-Casaramona Factory –Serra House –Baró de Quadras Palace -Pastor de Cruïlles Villa
In Argentona: Garí House -Puig i Cadafalch House
In Canet de Mar: Restaurant del Santuari-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 Misericòrdia-Cinquè Misteri de Dolor del Rosari Monumental del Santuari de la Misericòrdia-Placa del carrer Carles Pasqual i Puig
In La Garriga:-Furriols House
In Lloret: Boundary cross-Verge de Gracia shrine-Costa Pantheon – Cemetery
In Mataró: City Hall-