He was a pupil of J. Puig i Cadafalch, with whom he collaborated on research into Catalan Romanesque architecture during which he acquired knowledge that had a clear influence on his work.
He began his professional career fully within the Modernista movement, with works abounding in the use of the applied arts and in which there is an obvious influence of the work of the architect A. Gaudí as regards materials and forms. In 1906 he went to work for Barcelona City Council as municipal architect, which led to a change in his style. He started to make buildings that were more austere. He concentrated on municipal works and no longer enjoyed the custom of the bourgeoisie.
His most emblematic buildings are Casa de la Lactància Municipal in Barcelona (Municipal Nursing Mothers' Home, 1907-1914; Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 475-477), the Municipal School of Music (1916; Bruc, 104-112), the decoration of the Bolós chemist's shop (1902; Rambla de Catalunya, 77) and the stained glass at the entrance to the Boqueria Market as well as the market's metal roof, for which Miquel de Bergue had made a previous plan in 1864.
From the 1920s onwards he concentrated on restoring buildings, such as Barcelona City Hall.
He also designed furniture and jewellery employing the undulating shapes and floral motifs that he used on his buildings.