A Palace for the Güell Family (Barcelona, 1886-1888). Functional Sculpture
Gaudí built this building as the Güell family’s residence. Trencadís was applied to the upper terrace, covering the chimneys and the large skylight in the house, creating geometric sculptures. Here he used all the types of materials that he would later apply to future constructions. In this case, they were all disused recycled products that provided a great chromatic and textural richness visible from the street.