The rР°pid expansion of the Eixample district at the beginning of the 20th century demanded rapid construction of numerous buildings, apartment and business alike. This sometimes resulted in rather unexpected appearances of projects akin to Casas Rocamora - enormous, occupying whole blocks of Eixample, much bigger than other building on Passeig de GrГ cia. The Casas Rocamora architects, brothers Joaquim and Bonaventura Bassegoda i AmigГі, sought to highlight the sheer dimensions and the practicality of the Rocamora project, rather than to show off their understanding of theoretical and stylistic solutions to the problem (which they undoubtedly possessed). The facade of Casas Rocamora is relatively austere and neutral. In repetition of structured sequences of elements one can sense a longing for order. The ascetic facade also accentuates the absolutely gorgeous pergolas that are tiled orange and red and are capable of drawing attention of passersby any time of day.