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July 27: Casa Amatller

Casa Battló and the adjacent building, Casa Amatller, are both part of the Illa de la Discòrdia ("Block of Discord"), a block comprising several important houses by prominent Modernista architects, so named because of the stylistic clashes between the buildings. Casa Amatller was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and completed in 1900.

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Unfortunately the front was under restoration at that point, but I was able to go inside anyway.

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A most atmospheric of stairs.

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The radiant skylight over the stairwell.

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A closeup on the tiling pattern.

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A corbelled corner niche.

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The windows around the top of the stairwell.

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A lovely stove.

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And a lovely sink.

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The central lightwell, populated by partly stained-glass casements.

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A vivid bottle-glass screen, the function of which I'm having trouble inferring.