5. Casa Calvet

The most conventional Gaudi design was the Casa Calvet built for the textile industrialist family, the Calvets, between 1898 and 1900. On the roof of the building are two crosses supported by pediments, surrounded by stone ornamentation crowned with statues of San Genis and Saint Peter, the Calvet saints. The baroque influence of the façade, decoration and shape of the various balconies in the structure would impress a student of the arts. These influenced Gaudi with further nature designs, as seen at Casa Batilò.