La Fabrica (1975-present) by Ricardo Bofill

Design Icon: 8 Avant-Garde Buildings by Ricardo Bofill

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Starting in 1975, Bofill began transforming an abandoned 1920s Sansón Cement Factory, located five miles outside Barcelona in the village of Sant Just Desvern, into his home and the headquarters for his firm, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. Bofill described the renovation as sculpting it "like a work of art," and the project is ever-ongoing: the complex is over 300,000 square feet, and consists of over 30 silos that had been full of concrete. Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill, copyright gestalten 2019