“The factory is a magic place which strange atmosphere is difficult to be perceived by a profane eye. I like the life to be perfectly programmed here, ritualised, in total contrast with my turbulent nomad life.” – Ricardo Bofill.
There are Sunday Sanctuaries , and then there is Ricardo Bofill’s house – an abandoned cement factory of epic proportions on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. In 1973 Ricardo Bofill found a disused cement factory, an industrial complex from the turn of the century consisting of over 30 silos, subterranean galleries and huge machine rooms, and he decided to transform it into the head office of Taller de Arquitectura.
This beautiful project is evidence of the fact that an imaginative architect may adapt any space to a new function, no matter how different it may be from the original one.