Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

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.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

 

After years of partial construction, he began to lace the exterior with vegetation.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

The interiors were furnished as a modern living space.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

The industrial chimneys that once filled the air with smoke are now overflowing with lush greenery.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

A very fine example of transformation through creative thinking.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

Bofill wrote on his official page, “The Cement Factory is a place of work par excellence”.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

Each room has its special design and no two areas look alike.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

Bofill commented, “I have the impression of living… in a closed universe which protects me from the outside and everyday life”.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

“Life goes on here in a continuous sequence, with very little difference between work and leisure.”

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

The exterior is covered by grass, eucalyptus, palm, and olive trees.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

Bofill said that his renovation brought about a “mysterious aspect of romantic ruin that makes it unique and unrepeatable”.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

The constant evolution of this project is influenced by Bofill’s own lifestyle.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

With his creative thinking, this place has been transformed into a beautiful place.

Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory Into His House

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