Salvador Valeri i Pupurull (1873-1954)

by | Jul 12, 2017 | Salvador Valeri i Pupurull

Works

 

In Barcelona:
Comalat House (1906 – 1911)
Espona House (1915)
Llaudet House (1915)
Ramon Casas House (1899)
Camèlies Street, 5 & 7 Houses
Villa Sant Jordi (1908)

In L’Ametlla del Vallès:
Sindreu House

In Igualada:
Cíclop Factory (1944)

In El Papiol:
Bou House (1914)

In Sant Andreu de la Barca:
Casino (1924)

In Sant Esteve Sesrovires:
Cellars

In Sant Vicenç del Horts:
Gensana House
Prats Factory

 

Biography

Born in Barcelona in 1873.
Valeri studied at the Polytechnical School of Madrid and the School of Architecture of Barcelona, where he obtained the degree of architect in 1899.
His work is characterized by spectacular façades of undulating design, following the criteri common to Art Nouveau, complete with exuberant sculptural decoration with vegetal formd in a variety of designs.
Some of Valeri i Pupurull’s buildings also have great ceramic friezes in very imaginative forms which often break with any previous architectonic design.
In addition to the residential work he constructed in Barcelona and its surroundings, he also built a Casino in Sant Andreu de la Barca (Baix Llobregat), some cellars in Sant Esteve Sesrovires and the Cíclop Factory in Igualada (Anoia).
His most spectacular work is perhaps the Comalat House built between 1906 and 1911 in Barcelona, following the structure with two separated façades of a very peculiar differences in their respective styles as the Palau of the Baró de Quadras by the architect Puig i Cadafalch which is located in front of it in the same avenue. The main façade also has a solemn Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) based on the construction in stone but with a sober stone color, the back façade presents a slight aspect with abundant and original ceramic colorist decoration .
Valeri belongs to the second generation of modernist architects in which prestigious architects like Muncunill – author of the Masia Freixa in Terrassa (Vallès Occidental) – are also included.
Salvador Valeri i Pupurull died in Barcelona in 1954.

Images

Comalat House

Bibliography


on Salvador
Valeri i Pupurull

TitleAuthorPublished
by

Year
Gran Enciclopèdia CatalanaDifferents authorsEnciclopèdia Catalana
Enciclopèdia Salvat CatalàDifferents authorsEdicions Salvat
Barcelona ModernistaPermanyer/LevickEdicions Polígrafa
1992

Un passeig per la Barcelona Modernista
Permanyer/LevickEdicions Polígrafa
1998