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Casa Masó

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Mosaic Images wrote a review Mar 2020
Haworth, United Kingdom1,237 contributions100 helpful votes
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Casa Maso was the family home of Rafael Masó i Valentí and the woirk you see here is the result of years of reconstruction and moulding the house to his taste. MASO was a leading member of the Catalan Art School that was founded to counteract the growing Modernism. There is a strange dichotomy in the work of MASO for much of his work was influenced by such movements as JUGENDSTIL and BAUHAUS. He must have followed the Work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, for the staircase is this home is a copy of the staircase at the Hillhouse and the beds in the boys bedroom are in the style of the beds at 34 Derngate NORTHAMPTON , the last house that CRM designed. He also uses the " Glasgow Rose". I am delighted to write this review because I think that Maso's work needs more recognition. I suggest you visit the other houses in the city designed by him. A guided tour is not an option and they always seem to be only a couple of people participating.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sian N wrote a review Oct 2019
66 contributions11 helpful votes
Well worth a visit. The story of the family and the architecture and furniture are fascinating. Quite a mix of styles. Tour needs to be booked in advance, though I was lucky enough to walk past and find one about to start. No access unless on pre booked tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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wherewego.cityhideout wrote a review Sep 2019
Zagreb, Croatia1,543 contributions140 helpful votes
Colorful houses on the river bank, houses are built directly on the river and with various color looks fantastic
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Date of experience: September 2019
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annemacmillan wrote a review Jun 2019
307 contributions242 helpful votes
Need to pre-book but easily done by visiting in person or booking on-line. The Tour takes around 1hr at the start you get a short video telling you a little about Rafael Maso & his work. Then the Tour Guide gives a brief introduction about Maso’s Life before being taken into the house itself. The Tour covers 2 floors of the 4 storey house. On Entering Maso’s house your greeted immediately with the influences of Scottish Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh the Hallway is of his design the way he used light and wood slim contemporary clean lines on the internal staircase. Also in the Entrance Hallway you see the double stained glass doors leading into the dinning room with influences from the Arts & Craft, but undoubtedly Maso’s was mostly influenced evidently by Scotland’s Famous Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s his influence is very evident throughout Maso’s home, even including in one of the upper bedrooms where you see Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s designed ‘Glasgow Rose’ stain glassed window. There’s also influences of Barcelona’s famous Architect Antoni Gaudi on the exterior of the house when you look up from outside you will see it. The House was very nice to visit. My only issue is the Tour Guide got confused I hope & not misleading when she mentioned at the start of our tour that Maso was heavily influenced by English Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh to which she was corrected on. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish Architect born in Glasgow known for his ‘Glasgow Style’ or as it’s now known as ‘ Art Nouveau’. I would’ve however liked to have seen more individual touches of Maso himself, sadly for me I was more distracted my The influences of Scotland’s Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Liz P wrote a review Oct 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom408 contributions157 helpful votes
We spotted Casa Maso on Tripadvisor when we were planning a very last minute city break in Girona. We asked at the Tourist Information Centre when we arrived and were advised to go to the house itself as phone calls and emails may not be attended to. We went along but although it was supposed to be open, the door was locked and a lady cleaning the outside advised us to push the bell. It was answered by someone who spoke perfect English and booked us on a tour in English on the following day. The noise from the street made the conversation tricky but I am glad we persevered for the tour was fascinating. The influence of Mackintosh was clear to see.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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