He thought that if he built a cathedral with a spire just as it appears in the mirror below the model, it would be stable.
This innovation shows engineering spirit behind Gaudi’s architectural façade.
Antoni Gaudi is Dead, But…[The] Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) is pictured below-left. It was designed by Gaudi and shows such spires. It is in Barcelona, Spain, as are many other Gaudi architectural constructions.
The front of the building shows scenes of Jesus’ birth, and the back shows scenes of his death. Gaudi is dead, and the cathedral remains unfinished.
I don’t think I would be comfortable living in one of Gaudi’s homes. They are too strange. But it was very rewarding to make a pilgrimage to Barcelona to see his masterpieces.
- UNESCO: Works of Antoni Gaudi