Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Antoni Gaudi believed in modelling and prototyping rather than blueprints

In Barcelona I visited Sagrada Família, the the master-work of renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), the project's vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona's (and Spain's) top tourist attractions for many years.

I was curious about his design approach and stopped by the workshop where the design and models are made and read about his approach to design. I was pleased to find out that he believed in models and prototyping rather than blueprints. I could see that the architects and designers follow the same approach today.

The modelling shop

The final product

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