This was taken in the lobby or front entrance of Palau Macaya, one the more well known modernist buildings in the city of Barcelona, made by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. It is interesting to see how a modern building incorporated this older more vintage style using this clover/flower type of tile on the ceiling.
This picture was also taken in Casa Batlló. Here, the architecture by Gaudi is purposely, geniusly, and creatively mastered to resemble an ocean. Gaudi played with the natural sunlight, color of the tiles, and different forms to create the sense of being underwater, or one with the ocean.
This is the outside of the Palau Mayaca, whose architect made the decision to reflect Catalan modernism in his work. There is a clear influence of nature motifs here, with intertwining flowers, leaves, and trees.
This was taken while walking down passeig de gracia, it seems like a pure piece of decoration. Colorful and happy, there are tiles to create a flower pattern and picture. Tiling is an old form of design, however this motif/piece is clearly very new.
Here on the famous Sagrada Familia, is a tree built into the intricate architecture of the church. This is the "Tree of Life," which symbolizes humanity that is free from corruption. It makes sense that an important symbol of nature would be a big part of this Church.
The museo nacional d'art de Catalunya is a beautiful old building, with carefully placed and designed pieces of shubbery and flowers leading up to it. While the building does not have nature engraved or designed in the stone, it is clearly incorporated in the overall aesthetic of the area.
Nature and flowers can been seen throughout Barcelona in simple everyday arrangements such as this decoration of a balcony. With the smaller apartment style buildings enclosing you, the balcony and plants allow the resident to embrace nature in a modern efficient way.
While the Arc de triomf may not have flowers on it, the columns directly in front are decorated with big palm leaves. The arc also is located at the top of a promenade, leading to Ciutadella Park and has a bunch of palm trees leading right up to the beautiful piece of architecture.
This building has supports for what seems to be a balcony, decorated with flowers which made a somewhat lumpy form beautiful and ornate. Do to the coloring, the building does seem to be older however the flowers add a vibrant and happy tone to the architecture and shadows.
This picture was also taken at the Palau Macaya directly inside, this design seemed to be engraved or embedded into the wall of the building. It looks like a fancy paisley-esq motif of flowers, trees, leaves, different aspects of nature brought together for design.
This picture was taken while walking home from CIEE, I was just peaking into the door when I saw these plants hanging from the inside railing of the building. It was interesting to see the nature that is usually outside in balconies, inside as part of the interior decoration.
This picture was taken for the entrance of an apartment building, with the iron fence being decorated with a flower. It is cool to see the juxtaposition of the hard metal fence with a beautiful, delicate piece of nature.
The streets and sidewalks of Barcelona are filled with this type of tile, that seem to have a clover-like or flower pattern. This design seems to incorporate nature in something that is very man made and industrial.