Casa Museu Lluís Domènech i Montaner Canet de Mar

Riera Gavarra, 2 Canet de Mar
Contact canet.canetmuseu@canetdemar.cat

The history of the current House Museum begins when, in 1875, Lluís Domènech i Montaner marries Maria Roura, at which point the Masia Rockosa becomes part of the architect's universe. From the manor house of the Roura family, it became the summer home of Mr. Lluís, as he was known in Canet de Mar, and his family.

The farmhouse is pampered by Mr. Lluís, sensitive as he was for all the historical heritage. In the restoration of the old farmhouse, the architect is completely respectful of the elements he finds: celebrators, sgraffito, the simple floor of terracotta tiles, the tiles of the old kitchen...

Domènech makes this corner of the Maresme his little paradise, incorporating the most modern work produced by him or his collaborators into the centuries-old walls: sculptural chalk, forge or ceramics. In a perfect balance, the decoration of modernist elements does not hide the sober architecture of the 17th century. An issue that is not trivial. Decorative arts such as forging, stained glass, ceramics, carpentry, sculptural plaster, coffered ceilings, etc. They are, in many cases, those elements that define a construction as modernist. A decorative skin that covers a traditional structure, as we can see in some buildings in Canet.

Years later Domènech would buy the house on the other side of the garden, a house that would become Can Domènech and for which the architect and his son Pere devised a modern construction, from the point of view of comfort and hygiene: each floor had its own function, seeking maximum natural ventilation and lighting and something almost unique, one bathroom per floor.

Today these two buildings make up the Lluís Domènech i Montaner House Museum where, arriving by different ways and means, a rich collection of arts applied to architecture, fabrics and furniture designed by Domènech i Montaner and his collectors are kept. workers.

The museum house is a space made up of two buildings of great heritage interest: the Masía Rockosa, a 17th-century farmhouse, and the Casa Domènech (1919), in the modernist style. Both buildings show the multifaceted career of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1849-1923), father of Catalan modernist architecture.

Casa Domènech (1918-19) is the architect's last work. Lluís Domènech designed the ground floor of the family mansion as the daytime area, with the dining room, the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom and the servants' room. On the upper floors, Domènech placed the sleeping chambers around the staircase, which forms an interior patio. The top floor was intended for the grandchildren.

La Masía Rocosa was the original summer home of the Domènech family, since the farmhouse was owned by the family of his wife, Maria Roura, a lineage of shipping companies and landowners from Canet de Mar. After their marriage, in 1875, the Domènech family They used to spend much of the year in Canet in this old 17th century farmhouse.


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