Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home

In 1973 Spanish architect named Ricardo Bofill purchased an obsolete cement factory which was originally used during the first World War.

Situated on the outskirts of Barcelona, the factory was shut down during World War I due to the pollution it created and been left untouched for years. After that Bofill and his team bought the building.

Nearly 45 years later, the structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular home and work space which the architect calls La Fabrica.

He divided the building into four areas. An architectural studio, where Ricardo could work, an exhibition hall, a living area, and gardens.

The building is now livable, But Ricardo is not finished. He views La Fabrica as an ongoing project, that will continue to grow and change as the years pass.

Ricardo Bofill is a Spanish architect, who, since 1963, continues to lead the international architectural and urban design practice Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. Ricardo Bofill was born into a family of builders in 1939 in Barcelona.

Cement factory renovation la fabrica ricardo bofill
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Cement factory renovation la fabrica ricardo bofill
Photo: ricardobofill.com
Cement factory renovation la fabrica ricardo bofill
Photo: ricardobofill.com
cement factory renovation la fabrica ricardo bofill
Photo: ricardobofill.com

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