Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert – Can Negre
Location: Plaça de Catalunya Sant Joan Despí (Baix Llobregat)
Qualification: xxx (3 on 5)
Present Condition: Both Inside and Outside: Good
Visits: At present the house is a property of Sant Joan Despí municipality and is devoted to cultural purposes.
Opening time from 17,30 to 20 h. Tuesday to Saturday and 12 to 14 h. Sunday and holidays. Price 1,20 Euros.
Interested in Guided visits in English, Catalan or Castilian languages, call to the phone (34) 93 373 73 63. Prices: 50 Euros in total for groups between 10 and 15 persons and 55 Euros in total for groups between 16 and 20 persons.
History and description
Designed by Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert and built between 1915 and 1930.
Can Negre is located in a town – Sant Joan Despí – close to Barcelona.
The commission of the refurbishment works of that old “masia” – the traditional rural Catalan house – was made to Jujol by his owner, the lawyer and important land owner Pere Negre i Jover, who was the aim to dignify it – see the drawing at the end of the page on previous house aspect -. Jujol applied his enormous imagination to develop a special design for the façade and interiors remembering the baroque style.
In addition of the undulated culmination and the general façade design, the most peculiar element is the central gallery resembling a coach.
The interior show a very interesting octagonal stair culminated by a plafond decorated with designs in blue and white. Other interesting rooms are the chapel with an impressive decoration in blue, white, red and gold colors and forged iron, and the dining room.
on Casa Negre
|Title of book||Author||Published by||Year|
introduction and Guide to the Architecture of Jujol
i Nonell, Joan
Nou Art Thor
Five Major Buildings
Dennis and others / Photos: Cuxart, Jordi
de Fomento / Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya
Ma. Jujol a Sant Joan Despí
i Albareda, Montserrat / Miserachs, Xavier
de S. Joan Despí / Corporació Metropolitana de Barcelona
Architecture of Jujol
Josep Maria (son)
Maria Jujol arquitecte 1879-1979
Ignasi and others
d’Arquitectes de Catalunya
Ignasi / Photos: Levick, Melva
Other works of Jujol
In Barcelona: -Planells House -Monumental fountain of Spain square
In Constantí: -Baptistery and Presbytery of the Parish Church
In Cornellà: -Can Camprubí
In Creixell: -Tower top of Sant Jaume Church
In Els Pallaresos: -Ca l’Andreu -Bofarull House -Soler House
In Montferri: -Montserrat Shrine
In Renau: Restoration of the Lloret shrine
In Sant Joan Despí: –Can Negre -Gamisans House -attributed- -Rovira House -S. Joan Baptista Church -Reixat (Grating)
Torre de la Creu (Casa dels ous) -Serra-Xaus Villa-Jujol Villa
In Tarragona: -Abad House -Ximenis House -Metropol Theater
In Vallmoll: -Roser Shrine
In Vistabella (La Secuita): Sagrat Cor Church