Casa Vicens was commissioned in 1877 by Manuel Vicens i Montaner, an owner of a brick and tile factory living in Barcelona at the time.
The architecture is the first house designed by Gaudí, it is located in the neighborhood of Gràcia on Carrer de les Carolines, 24. It is considered one of the first buildings of Art Nouveau. The style of Casa Vicens is not only a reflection of Neo-Mudéjar architecture (Moorish Revival Architecture): Gaudí was able to mix different styles together and use a variety of different materials (such as iron, glass, ceramic tiles and concrete).
Gaudí with this project broke away from tradition and created his new language of architecture. He started his successful career and opened a new chapter in the history of Catalan architecture.