You probably know that gaudy means showy or tasteless. Many people have found the Spanish architect from the late 1800s, Antonio Gaudi, to design gaudy buildings. With time, though, his sculptural style has come to be appreciated by many.
Gaudi worked mostly in Barcelona and has buildings that are almost hallucinatory (not that I’d know anything about that). A fine article in Dark Roasted Blend shows lots of examples, some of which I’ve shown below.
If you like what you see in the article above, you can learn more about Gaudi in Wikipedia. Apparently, Gaudi also had the habit of changing his mind frequently during construction. Just imagine our forefathers in Construction Supervision cussing and complaining about this loony architect who makes their lives so much more complicated.
On the other hand, I hope to travel to Barcelona some day and see many of these design and construction marvels up close and personal. I wouldn’t be interested in going to see the buildings that were simple to build.