The local people give the building a name La Pedrera (The Quarry). It is situated in a well-off district of Barcelona.
The building is definitely without a straight line. It looks really magnificent and overwhelming some say it is like waves of lava or a sand-dune. Everything breaks our understanding of conventional architecture. The most astonishing is the roof with lunar appearance and dreamlike landscape. The building is again a more of a sculpture than a regular building. Critics might remark on its detachment from usefullness. This is ART, not blocks of flats, for Christ's sake.
Casa Mila was a predecessor of buildings like :
- Einstein Tower in Potsdam
- Guggenheim Museum in New York
- Chapel in Ronchamps designed by Le Corbusier
- Not sure buy some scenes from a film with Jack Nicolson were shot in Casa Mila.