Casa Mila, Barcelona, Spain

Antoni Gaudi & Josep Maria Jujol
Date Built
1906 - 1912
92, Passeig de Gràcia
Casa Mila was commissioned by Pere Mila i Camps and his wife Roser Segimon i Artells.  However, while it became Casa Mila, it is known locally as La Pedrera which means stone quarry because people felt that its facade resembled an open quarry.  The Barcelona Turisme website describes the building's facade as, "sinuous and with forms drawn from nature,"  adding that, " comprises two apartment blocks connected by interior courtyards and with a shared façade. Gaudí designed the building at the age of 54, when he was at the height of his powers, and it was his last piece of civil architecture which represented a break with the ways of perceiving architecture at the time."

The wrought iron balcony rails and windows were designed mostly by Joseph Maria Jujol.

In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Today, it is the headquarters of the Fundació-Catalunya La Pedrera.