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• On Can Negre:  Basic information   History and description   Images   Original drawings of Jujol  
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Jujol: Can Negre Façade
Basic information:
Location:  Plaça de Catalunya   Sant Joan Despí (Baix Llobregat)
  xxxxx (3 on 5)
Present Condition:  Both Inside and Outside:
Visits At present the house is a property of  Sant Joan Despí municipality and is devoted to cultural purposes. 
Opening time from 17,30 to 20 h. Tuesday to Saturday and 12 to 14 h. Sunday and holidays. Price 1,20 Euros.
Interested in Guided visits in English, Catalan or Castilian languages, call to the phone (34) 93 373 73 63. Prices: 50 Euros in total for groups between 10 and 15 persons and 55 Euros in total for groups between 16 and 20 persons.

History and description:
Designed by Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert and built between 1915 and 1930.
Can Negre is located in a town - Sant Joan Despí - close to Barcelona. 
The commission of the refurbishment works of that old "masia" - the traditional rural Catalan house - was made to Jujol by his owner, the lawyer and important land owner Pere Negre i Jover, who was the aim to dignify it - see the drawing at the end of the page on previous house aspect -. Jujol applied his enormous imagination to develop a special design for the façade and interiors remembering the baroque style.
In addition of the undulated culmination and the general façade design, the most peculiar element is the central gallery resembling a coach.   
The interior show a very interesting octagonal stair culminated by a plafond decorated with designs in blue and white. Other interesting rooms are the chapel with an impressive decoration in blue, white, red and gold colors and forged iron, and the dining room. 



Façade details:

Jujol: Can Negre Window Jujol: Can Negre Façade detail Jujol: Can Negre Gallery

Decorative elements around the building

Jujol: Can Negre Bench

Ceramic seats

Jujol: Can Negre Pergola Jujol: Can Negre Pergola Jujol: Can Negre Pergola
The pergola    


House interior details:

Jujol: Can Negre Stairs ceiling Jujol: Can Negre Walls decoration Jujol: Can Negre Inside the gallery Jujol: Can Negre Wall paintings
Plafond on stairs ceiling *
Wall paintings *
Inside the gallery *
Wall paintings *
Jujol: Can Negre Decorated door Jujol: Can Negre Loft    
Decorated door * Loft *    

The chapel:  

Jujol Can Negre Chapel -altar-
Jujol Can Negre Chapel -ceiling-
Jujol Can Negre Chapel -decoration-
Jujol Can Negre Detail
Jujol Can Negre Chapel angels
Jujol Can Negre Oratori medallons
Jujol Can Negre Chapel decoration
Jujol Can Negre Chapel ceiling detail
Jujol Can Negre Chapel Jujol signature

Original drawings of Jujol: 

Jujol Can Negre Initial building drawing Jujol Can Negre Project drawing
The house before Jujol works *


Project drawing of Jujol *


The images signaled with a * are published under the authorization of Sant Joan Despí Municipality 


Selected LINKS to other websites on Can Negre

-  Large information on Can Negre
-  Web with a short explanation of Jujol works in Sant Joan Despí   
-  Web on works of Jujol in Sant Joan Despí   

Specific Bibliography on Casa Negre

Title of book Author Published by Year
An introduction and Guide to the Architecture of Jujol  Lumen Books 1983
Jujol Bassegoda i Nonell, Joan Editorial Nou Art Thor 1990
Jujol, Five Major Buildings Dollens, Dennis Sites-Lumen Books 1994
Jujol Dollens, Dennis and others / Photos: Cuxart, Jordi Mº de Fomento / Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya 1998
Josep Ma. Jujol a Sant Joan Despí Duran i Albareda, Montserrat / Miserachs, Xavier Ajuntament de S. Joan Despí / Corporació Metropolitana de Barcelona 1987
The Architecture of Jujol Jujol, Josep Maria (son) Sites-Lumen Books 1996
Josep Maria Jujol arquitecte 1879-1979 Solà-Morales. Ignasi and others Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya 1988
Jujol Solà-Morales, Ignasi / Photos: Levick, Melva Editorial Poligrafa 1990
Other works of Jujol: 
In Barcelona:  Planells House  Monumental fountain of Spain square 
In Cornellà:  Can Camprubí 
In Creixell:  Top of bell tower of Sant Jaume church 
In Els Pallaresos:  Ca l'Andreu  Bofarull House  Soler House 
In Montferri:  Montserrat shrine 
In Sant Joan Despí:  Can Negre  Maluquer House  Rovira House  S. Joan Baptista Church  Reixat (Grating)  Torre de la Creu (Casa dels ous)  Serra-Xaus Villa  Jujol Villa 
In Tarragona:  Ximenis House  Metropol Theatre 
In Vallmoll:  Roser shrine 
In Vistabella (La Secuita):  Sagrat Cor Church