From abandoned factory to home


Ricardo Bofill is one of the most important architects worldwide. With his team, “Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura”, have created trully mythic projects during more than forty years of hard work. His most special and remarkable project could be this one: the transformation of an abandoned cement factory in his own home.

They discovered it in 1974 and decided to study accurately its whole structure, finding almost 4 km of underground tunnels and enormous chimneys. They noticed its potential in a first sight. “Seduced by the contradictions and the ambiguity of the place, we quickly decided to retain the factory, and modifying its original brutality, sculpt it like a work of art”, says Bofill.


Since the remodeling was completed, “la Fabrica” has become his home and his studio. Looking at the images, we discover an amazing place with gardens, different studios, pools, a particular “Cathedral” and his own residence. “Presently I live and work here better than anywhere else”, confesses the architect. We have no doubt about it!


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