Casa Llopis Bofill

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Projectada per encàrrec de l’advocat i terratinent Manuel Llopis Bofill, la casa que duu el seu nom és una magnífica residència modernista construïda entre els anys 1902 i 1903. A diferència d’altres arquitectes coetanis, Gallissà va descartar per a la façana l’estil neogòtic que imperava a l’època i es va decantar pels elements orientalistes.

Unusual construction

The location of Casa Llopis Bofill on a chamfered corner forced the architect to distribute the usual elements of the facade in a very unorthodox manner. In the middle, a vertical band with bay windows splits the facade into two symmetrical parts and, on the sides, a column of bay windows adds the finishing touch to the two vertexes. As for materials, Gallissà preferred brick and stucco to the traditional stone, and he combined those with iron, ceramic tiles and glass. The current appearance of the house is very like the original, despite the work carried out to repair the damage caused during the Civil War.

In search of a national architecture

Like many other architects and intellectuals of the time, Gallissà believed it was necessary to find a national style that would convey the spirit of Catalonia, along the lines Lluís Domènech i Montaner had posed in his famous essay En busca de una arquitectura nacional (In Search of a National Architecture).

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Address:
Bailèn, 113
District:
Eixample
Neighborhood:
la Dreta de l'Eixample
City:
Barcelona
District:
Eixample
Neighborhood:
la Dreta de l'Eixample
Category:
Cultural heritageCultural heritage
Address
Bailèn, 113

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