Cement Factory Conversion into Residential and Exhibition Spaces by Ricardo Bofill

Cement Factory Conversion into Residential and Exhibition Spaces by Ricardo Bofill

Ricardo Bofill is the proud inhabitant and creator of one of the best architectural reconversions. An old cement factory became the playground of a fabulous array of art and culture. On a surface of over 3,100 square meters that used to serve as an industrial building, the architect recreated a space of wonders, grouping different spaces with various artistic and residential purposes: offices, archives, a model laboratory, an exhibition space, Bofill’s apartment, guest rooms and gardens. The abandoned cement factory became a vestige that would incorporate a contemporary understanding of space based on repurposing an excellent building. By demolishing some structures and exposing previously hidden elements, the factory was transformed into a luscious collection of spaces during a process that lasted two years. The three main elements – the cathedral, the garden, and the silos – were sculpted in a new shape. The residential part retained the industrial accents but Bofill re-imagined the lofty interiors with high ceilings by adding contemporary furniture and casual decorative elements. Gardens filled with luscious eucalyptus, palms, olive trees and cypresses complete the exterior while offering a glimpse of the luxuriously restored interiors. Exquisite in every detail, the Cement Factory found on Yatzer bounds two distinct ages and merges styles through a fabulous design.

 

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10 comments

  • sandra April 15, 2011 at 08:10 AMLogin to Reply →

    Great idea to change the look of the building and turn it into a residence but the decoration needs to be alive as it looks like a vampire castle.

  • mm April 15, 2011 at 09:56 AMLogin to Reply →

    everything is possible

  • Camille April 16, 2011 at 07:04 AMLogin to Reply →

    this place was on MTV Cribs with Paulina Rubio (who was dating the architect’s son at the time) Here’s the video tour: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/2791612 (sorry, she’s really annoying)

  • Michael April 16, 2011 at 08:00 AMLogin to Reply →

    Thanks for the video Camile.

  • simon April 17, 2011 at 21:37 PMLogin to Reply →

    probably the greatest place I’ve ever seen.

  • bita April 21, 2011 at 22:07 PMLogin to Reply →

    all of them are cute but none of have a local disign

  • bita April 21, 2011 at 22:09 PMLogin to Reply →

    all of them are cute but none of them has local disign

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  • Kimmo July 4, 2014 at 08:21 AMLogin to Reply →

    Decay never looked so good. A magnificent conversion.