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MANEL JOAQUIM RASPALL I MALLOL        (1877-1937)

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Works:

In Barcelona:
Helius Villa

In L'Ametlla del Vallès:
Town hall and Schools
Cal Barber
Can Bachs
Can Millet de Baix  

House-cafè of Dr. Bassa
Moncau House
Flight of steps and garden of the Church

In Caldes de Montbui:
Broquetas Spa

Samsó House

In Cardedeu:
L'Alqueria Cloèlia
Clavell House
Gual House (Montserrat Villa)
Esbarjo parroquial
Slaughterhouse
Viader Farm
Ramón Ricós Villa
Amadeu Borràs Villa

In Granollers:
Clapés House

In La Garriga:
Ambrós House
Blancafort House
Bosch
House
(S/Ramon Pascual 48)
Bosch House
(Passeig 97)
Colom House (Passeig 38)
Colom House (Passeig 39)
Fages House
Font House
Llorens House  

Mayol House
Puig House
Pujadas
House

Reig House
Roqué House -Villa Cristina-

Sallent House
Sellarès House
Serra i Dachs House
(C/Sant Ramon, 8)
Serra i Pons House
(C/Guinardó,4)
Vilar House
Calls-Vilar Houses

Houses of Passeig nº  1, 3, 5, 7,17, 48 
Illa Raspall
   House Barbey  
   House Barraquer  
   La Bombonera  
   Iris Villa  

Dolores Villa

In Vic:
Carme Collell House (Serratosa)

Raspall: Portrait 

Life:

Born in Barcelona on 24 May 1877. 
During his architecture studies in the University of Barcelona, he was the pupil of
Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who exerted a major influence on his work, especially in the Art Nouveau Villas built by Raspall in various places in Vallès Oriental region, not far from Barcelona. 
Raspall i Mallol graduated from the Escola d'Arquitectura de Barcelona as architect in 1905 . 
His first work was the reconstruction of his mother house - Can Raspall - in
La Garriga
In 1905, he began his career as municipal architect of Cardedeu, and later held the same position in the towns of l'Ametlla del Vallès, La Garriga, Granollers, Caldes de Montbui, Montmeló and La Roca. 
Raspall was an architect with a very diverse output, building factories and warehouses - Viader Farm in Cardedeu - as well as family residences, traditional houses (masies) or summer residences - Alqueria Cloèlia in Cardedeu, Helius Villa in Barcelona and
Iris Villa and La Bombonera in La Garriga.
Typical characteristics of Raspall constructions are the use of stone in their façades, bricks to outline shapes, trencadis (broken ceramic pieces) and ceramics to add color to façades, benches, fireplaces and columns. Forged iron is also common to embellish his Art Nouveau buildings. 
The first style Raspall used for his buildings was Art Nouveau, but he later evolved into Noucentisme (The style following Art Nouveau in Catalonia) and finally Art Deco in his last works. 
Manel Joaquim Raspall i Mallol died in La Garriga (Vallès Oriental), on 15 September 1937.

 

 
 
Correction of English text by Gary Nisbet
 

Selected LINKS to other websites on Manel Joaquim Raspall i Mallol

- Turismevalles.net  An overview on the works of Raspall specially summer houses     
- http://www.artnet.com/library/07/0708/T070819.asp  Biography of Raspall in Artnet.com library 
 

Specific Bibliography on Manel Joaquim Raspall i Mallol

Title of book Author Published by Year
 M.J. Raspall:arquitecte (1877 - 1937)  Panades, Pruden and others
 Inventari General del Modernisme  Pons Toujouse, Valentí / Bassegoda Nonell, Joan  Publicacions de la Reial Càtedra Gaudí, Barcelona 2001
 Inventario general el Modernismo  Pons Toujouse, Valentí / Bassegoda Nonell, Joan  Ediciones del Serbal, Barcelona, ISBN 84-7628-491-8 2006
 
Other Catalan Art Nouveau Architects:
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet   Lluís Domènech i Montaner   Josep Puig i Cadafalch   Antoni Maria Gallissà i Soqué   Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert   Cèsar Martinell i Brunet   Manel Joaquim Raspall i Mallol   Joan Rubió i Bellver   Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia   Salvador Valeri i Pupurull   and others.
 

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