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This is a focus on 'Casa Batll˛', one of the most famous and innovative buildings of Antoni Gaudý, the architect of Modernism that worked in Barcelona in the first years of 1900.

The building was designed by Gaudý for Josep Batll˛, a wealthy aristocrat, as an upmarket home. Senor Batllˇ lived in the lower two floors with his family and the upper floors were rented out as apartments.

From the outside the facade of Casa Batll˛ looks like it has been made from sculls and bones (the "skulls" are balconies and the "bones" are supporting pillars).

But the most impressive element of this building is the extraordinary use of colours and shapes for the facade, that Gaudi found in marine life and in nature coral as inspiration.

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