Can Negre

Location: Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona
Architect: Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert

photo of Can Negre by Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert

Can Negre was built between 1915 and 1930 in Sant Joan Despí, close to Barcelona. The commission of the refurbishment works of an old masia, the traditional rural Catalan house, was made to Jujol by his owner, the lawyer and important land owner Pere Negre i Jover.

Jujol applied his enormous imagination to develop a special design for the façade and interiors remembering the baroque style. In addition of the undulated culmination and the general façade design, the most peculiar element is the central gallery resembling a coach. The interior shows a very interesting octagonal stair culminated by a plafond decorated with designs in blue and white. Other interesting rooms are the chapel with an impressive decoration in blue, white, red and gold colors and forged iron, and the dining room.

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Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert, modernist art, architecture