Architect Spends 45 Years Transforming An Old Cement Factory Into A Fairytale Home


La fábrica originated out of a vision Ricardo Bofill had for an old 1970s cement factory.

In the course of 45 years, the old building was completely transformed into one of the most unique and modern homes around. Located just outside of Barcelona the old factory once served as a World War I-era repair shop until Bofill and his team purchased it.

Now the once rundown building is surrounded by vegetation, a modern and luxurious furnished interior and workspace. See how the property went from an old industrial site to a luscious and liveable space.

According to Bofill, “This cement factory, dating from the first period of the industrialization of Catalonia, was not built at once or as a whole but was a series of additions as the various chains of production became necessary. The formal result was given, then, by a series of stratified elements, a process which is reminiscent of vernacular architecture, but applied to industry.”

Purchased in 1973, he immediately saw potential in the old cement factory, and began renovating it.

The exterior now overflows with lush greenery.

The inside is absolutely stunning!

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