When Antoni Gaudí received his architect degree in 1878, the school’s director proclaimed, “We are giving this academic title to either a fool or a genius. Time will show.” When standing in front of any of Gaudi’s seven Barcelona buildings designated as a World Heritage Site, people claim both predictions came true. Gaudí was the master of Catalan Modernism. This exaggerated version of Art Nouveau is characterized by asymmetrical curves, dramatic shapes and ornate decoration. A classic example is Casa Milà. This last residential project by Gaudi was built in 1910 as a home for Pere Milà.