MAAUD students and tutor Susan Robertson spent a stimulating few days wandering around Barcelona taking in just some of the fantastic architecture. In glorious weather we explored Gaudi’s Casa Milla with its undulating stone facade and twisted iron balconies and windows. The structural innovations include a self-supporting stone front and columns, and innovative ahead of its time underground garage.

We then hung out in Mies van der Rohes Barcelona Pavilion which was originally the German Pavilion built for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. The Pavilion is an important building in the history of modern architecture admired for its sleek, simple form and use of extravagant building materials.

Lots to inspire us when we return back to the studio.