Masia Freixa, built 1896, in the Parc de San Jordi, Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain. This modernist building was initially a spinning mill, at the time when Terrassa was an important centre for woollen fabrics during the industrial revolution. It was restored 1907-1914 by Louis Muncunill i Parellada, and became the family home of textile industrialist Joaquim Freixa i Argemi. Inspired by Gaudi, this building started Terrassenc modernism. The form combines traditional building and materials with modern Catalan vaults, shapes, and materials. Traditional arcades form porches on the south and west sides (both seen here), but with a parabolic shape first explored by Gaudi and windows that reflect this shape. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Masia Freixa, built 1896, in the Parc de San Jordi, Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain. This modernist building was initially a spinning mill, at the time when Terrassa was an important centre for woollen fabrics during the industrial revolution. It was restored 1907-1914 by Louis Muncunill i Parellada, and became the family home of textile industrialist Joaquim Freixa i Argemi. Inspired by Gaudi, this building started Terrassenc modernism. The form combines traditional building and materials with...
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