Name  Casa Bruguera 
Place  Barcelona 
Country  Spain 
Built  1918 
Designed  1918 
Type  renovation 
Photos by  R.Saariste 
Reference  Josep M.Jujol 112
J. M. Jujol by ir R. Saariste and ir V. Ligtelijn  
Description  When the roof of this house, which is in a narrow alley in Barcelona, had to be renewed, Jujol decided to add another story for good measure. The entrance was moved to the middle and the hall enlarged, to improve the lighting. Sgrafitti was applied to the facade in a way which was unique to Jujol. In December 1917 a competition was held for the completion of the altar chapel in the church of 'La Virgen del Carmen'. There was a proviso: the existing parts of the chapel had to be included in the design, and the new part had to be built in the existing style. A month later the jury, which included Jujol's former teacher and employer, Font i Gumŕ, had two entries to choose from. Jujol's design was chosen in preference to that of Cesar Martinell, who also worked with Gaudí. In 1936 the interior and the indoor staircase leading to the tower were destroyed. The stairs on the outside of the domed roof were torn down in 1968.