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La Casa Batll ( Maison Batll en catalan) est l'une des ralisations de l'architecte Antoni Gaud Barcelone. Sa ralisation (plus prcisment la transformation d'un immeuble existant) s'est tale de 1904 1906. Elle est situe au 43, Passeig de Grcia ( avenue de Grcia en catalan), dans l'Illa de la Discrdia, au cur du quartier de l'Eixample, Barcelone.(Wikipedia)

Casa Batll (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkazə βəʎˈʎo]) is a building restored by Antoni Gaud and Josep Maria Jujol, built in the year 1877 and remodelled in the years 19041906; located at 43, Passeig de Grcia (passeig is Catalan for promenade or avenue), part of the Illa de la Discrdia (the "Block of Discord") in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. Gaud's assistants Domnec Sugraes i Gras, Josep Canaleta y Joan Rubi also contributed to the renovation project.
The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona.
The building looks very remarkable like everything Gaud designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work.
It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the faade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencads) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur. A common theory about the building is that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the lance of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia, Gaudi's home), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon.

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