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Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 1:33pm On Sep 23, 2017
When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities. La fábrica was born, and almost 45 years later, the structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular and unique home.

The factory, located just outside of Barcelona, was a WWI-era pollution machine that had closed down, and came with many repairs to be done when Ricardo Bofill and his team purchased it. After years of partial deconstruction, the determined architect proceeded to lace the exterior of the property with vegetation, and furnish the interior as a modern living and work space.

La fábrica is a work in progress to this day, to which Bofill likens his own life, as his visions for the future continue to change shape. The industrial chimneys that once filled the air with smoke now overflow with lush greenery, a fine example of the beautiful transformations that result from creative thinking.

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 1:41pm On Sep 23, 2017
In 1973, Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill purchased a WWI-era cement factory near Barcelona

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 1:43pm On Sep 23, 2017
He immediately saw potential in the building, and began renovating it into his home

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 1:46pm On Sep 23, 2017
After years of partial deconstruction, his team proceeded to furnish the interior as a modern living space

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 1:48pm On Sep 23, 2017
The exterior was laced with vegetation, and now overflows with lush greenery

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 1:52pm On Sep 23, 2017
The structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular and unique home

Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Nobody: 1:55pm On Sep 23, 2017
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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:27pm On Sep 23, 2017
“The Cement Factory is a place of work par excellence” Bofill writes on his official website

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:28pm On Sep 23, 2017
Each room is designed with its own special purpose, and no 2 look quite alike

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:30pm On Sep 23, 2017
“I have the impression of living… in a closed universe which protects me from the outside and everyday life” Bofill writes

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:33pm On Sep 23, 2017
“Life goes on here in a continuous sequence, with very little difference between work and leisure

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:36pm On Sep 23, 2017
A variety of indoor and outdoor relaxation spots can be found throughout the property

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:39pm On Sep 23, 2017
Work space is also a crucial component here, as Bofill’s team uses part of the residence as a studio

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:42pm On Sep 23, 2017
The exterior is mostly covered by grass, but also eucalyptus, palm, and olive trees

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:43pm On Sep 23, 2017
This gives the building a “mysterious aspect of romantic ruin that makes it unique and unrepeatable”

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:44pm On Sep 23, 2017
“The kitchen-dining room located in the ground floor is the meeting point for the family”

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:46pm On Sep 23, 2017
Despite its incredible transformation, the factory is still a work in progress to this day

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:49pm On Sep 23, 2017
Bufill likens the project’s constant evolution to his own lifestyle and creative visions

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:49pm On Sep 23, 2017
La fábrica will always have further work to be done, which is part of its symbolic charm

Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Kowor(f): 2:51pm On Sep 23, 2017
With enough creative thinking, any space can become something new and beautiful

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by IdeyFindWife: 6:57am On Sep 25, 2017
Beautiful!

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Finstar: 7:28am On Sep 25, 2017
This is what I call expanding your horizon.. Absolutely brilliant grin

Check my signature wink

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Ayo4251(m): 7:29am On Sep 25, 2017
When the money is there

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by justi4jesu(f): 7:29am On Sep 25, 2017
The house is too big, I'm scared cheesy cheesy

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Robbin7(m): 7:29am On Sep 25, 2017
Innovative

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by Financialfree: 7:30am On Sep 25, 2017
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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by rasheeda157: 7:30am On Sep 25, 2017
na wa ooo

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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by ultron12345: 7:30am On Sep 25, 2017
Maybe dangote will do this when he decommissions the obajana cement factory.
Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by komaboy: 7:31am On Sep 25, 2017
Lovely

Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by godwinweb(m): 7:32am On Sep 25, 2017
ultron12345:
Maybe dangote will do this when he decommissions the obajana cement factory.
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Re: Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home by teemswest(m): 7:32am On Sep 25, 2017
House chores will be hectic, I can only imagine for a house where one needs GPS to locate rooms

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