Architect Transforms Old Cement Factory into His Home; The Result will Blow Your Mind

1973, just outside Barcelona, Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated WWII-era cement factory. He purchased it and immediately began converting the ruined structure into a home. It took years of partial demolition and renovations before Bofill’s team could even begin to furnish the interior. For a more natural appearance, the team also proceeded to lace the exterior with vegetation. Now, almost 45 years into the project, the old factory is almost unrecognisable and has transformed into an architectural marvel, while retaining its industrial aesthetic. Although there’s still work to be done, as Bofill’s visions for the future continues to evolve.

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Dubbed La fábrica, the modified factory resembles a gothic castle with its windowed towers and also a Californian mansion with its tropical palms and rooftop swimming pool. But Bofill intended neither and instead, simply wanted a home that blurred the lines between work and leisure. Inside there are a variety of relaxation spots overwhelmed by natural light and furnished with bookcases, comfy couches and there’s even a grand piano. Bofill’s office is situated inside a smokestack, making corners irrelevant to design. Over the years the exterior has been consumed by grass, eucalyptus, palm, and olive trees that only compliment Bofill’s vision.

BoredPanda brought this home to our attention and revel in the fact that creative thinking can transform any space into something new and something beautiful.

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