Between 1928 and 1930 a couple of private houses would appear as a “manifesto” of modernity, avant-garde and rationalism. The Villa Saboye of Le Corbusier, which reflects its 5 points of modern architecture (elevated ground floor on pilgrims, free floor, horizontal windows, free facade and landscaped flat roof) and Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe, a version domestic and habitable of what the German architect had tried in the German Pavilion of 1929.
At the same time in Barcelona Sixte Illescas, a young architect who in the future would be one of the members of GATCPAC (Group of Catalan Architects and Technicians for the progress of Contemporary Architecture), rehearsed his modernity in his project of single-family housing in the surroundings of Park Güell. For his design, he would follow the aesthetic language of the machines advised by Le Corbusier in his book Cap a una Arquitectura, leaving himself influenced by the image of the transatlantic ones, but at the same time, like the Tugendhat, standing on an irregular ground lowering the mountain from terraces and platforms.
Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know Casa Vilaró by the professor of history of architecture Julio Garnica.