La fábrica was born when a dilapidated cement factory was stumbled upon by Ricardo Bofill in the year 1973. He immediately saw a lot of possibilities when he discovered the ramshackle buildings and after 45 years the structure was completely transformed into a spectacular home.
The factory which was shut down was a WWI-era pollution machine located just outside of Barcelona was purchased by Ricardo Bofill and his team, which took it as a challenging project.
Let’s see what he did to that abandoned area.
The architect started renovating it and transformed it into a home.
After years of partial construction, he began to lace the exterior with vegetation.
The interiors were furnished as a modern living space.
The industrial chimneys that once filled the air with smoke are now overflowing with lush greenery.
A very fine example of transformation through creative thinking.
Bofill wrote on his official page, “The Cement Factory is a place of work par excellence”.
Each room has its special design and no two areas look alike.
Bofill commented, “I have the impression of living… in a closed universe which protects me from the outside and everyday life”.
“Life goes on here in a continuous sequence, with very little difference between work and leisure.”
The exterior is covered by grass, eucalyptus, palm, and olive trees.
Bofill said that his renovation brought about a “mysterious aspect of romantic ruin that makes it unique and unrepeatable”.
The constant evolution of this project is influenced by Bofill’s own lifestyle.
With his creative thinking, this place has been transformed into a beautiful place.
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