Ricardo Bofill, one of the most respected architects in Europe, works and lives in this former cement factory located in Barcelona, Spain. This was an abandoned cement factory that Ricardo Bofill bought around 1973. He originally envisioned it as a place to work, with offices, archives and a model laboratory. During the two years it took to complete the project, however, he fell in love with it even more and decided that it would be a cool place to actually live in.
He changed many things in this space. Outside he planted eucalyptus, palms, cypresses and olive trees. Inside, the work was very intense. He demolished many walls and structures. He also cleaned the cement and exposed previously concealed structures.
For him, the job is done, but the space will always remain an unfinished one, which he sees as being very artistic. Bofill says that this is the only place he can really concentrate and work in peace. It’s where he can feel truly inspired.
Factory Before The Transformation
Work Space Nowadays
Watch You Head
Gray As Cement
Lofty Living Space
Master Bedroom & Tub
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