A jewel of modernist architecture falls to pieces in Argentona
Argentona (SPAIN). The Generalitat and the property does not agree to rehabilitate the summer home of the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
The degradation of the summer house of the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch in Argentona (Maresme) has activated all the alarms. This is a building that since 1993 has the maximum protection as cultural property of national interest (BCIN), documentation similar to Ametller House, La Pedrera and the Sagrada Família. However, authorities have not been able to agree a deal to ensure its conservation.
The house, which once hosted the holiday periods last considered modernist artist, is uninhabited for more than 10 years, while its owner, Núria Riera, granddaughter of the architect, has been trying to sign an agreement with the Catalan public to enable it to afford restoration without relinquishing ownership.