Architect Turns Old Factory Into His Home And The Result Will BLOW You Away!
By Sean HowardAmazing
eventMarch 01, 2017
The WWI-Era Cement Factory Near Barcelona
Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill purchased this extraordinary WWI-era cement factory in 1973. The factory is located near Barcelona, but hardly resembles what it looked like when Bofill purchased it.
Architect Ricardo Bofill Immediately Began Construction
Once the purchase was finalized, Bofill and his team immediately began construction. Bofill felt that the building's structure had so much potential that he could not wait to make it into his home.
After Years Of Work, His Team Finally Got To Furnish The Interior
After years of focusing on remodeling and constructing the exterior, Bofill and his team of workers got to tend to the interior furnishings. The interior is described as "a modern living space" where anyone would be lucky enough to live!
The Greenery On The Exterior Is Breathtaking
The greenery was planted and maintained by Bofill and his team. The excessive greenery is said to produce feelings of relaxation, which is something Bofill feels everyone deserves. The greenery overflows and gives a beautiful element to the outside space.
And The Unique Structure Makes It Spectacular
The unique structure of the building is a breathtaking one. The extremely high ceilings and open rooms create a feeling of openness, and Bofill says all of those elements help creativity to flow freely.
An Aerial View Of The Amazing Cement Factory
You can really see the size of the amazing cement factory from up above. The work that Bofill and his team did to the old factory to make it a home is incredible. With that much space, they should look into making it a vacation destination!
The Interior Is Open And Inviting
The openness of the factory-turned-home is endless. There is more than enough room for creative juices to flow, which is exactly what Bofill intended with the new designs he put in place. The echo here has to be incredible!
The Size Of The Interior Will Surely Make You Feel Small
Nothing will make you feel smaller than standing in the center of a home with incredibly high ceilings. The high ceilings add a victorian element that most people strive for in their homes, but the interior decorations combine the victorian structure with modern day living.
No Two Rooms Look Alike
One thing that architect Ricardo Bofill wanted to focus on was the look and feel of each room in the house. He made sure that no two rooms looked the same or even resembled one another, which truly make the home one of a kind.
Each Room Has A Specific Purpose
Not only does each room look completely different, but each room was designed with a specific purpose. This room is used for relaxation, leisure, and catching up on literature. The other rooms in the house are used for other practices that Bofill enjoys.
"There Is Very Little Difference Between Work And Leisure."
"I have the impression of living in a closed universe which protects me from the outside and everyday life," Bofill said. His ultimate goal for the home was to create a sanctuary where he can escape the challenges life brings.
Relaxation Spots Can Be Found Throughout The Property
Bofill really stresses the act of relaxation throughout the property. In fact, he believes if there is no relaxation, then there is no productivity. That is why you can find many places to clear your mind throughout the home's interior and exterior.
There Are Also Creative Places On The Property
Ricardo Bofill and his team also made sure there were plenty of places to get creative in the home. There are designated creativity rooms and spaces inside as well as outside of the home to help produce the best ideas one can conjure up.
The Exterior Is Completely Covered By Grass And Trees
The exterior's greenery gives a relaxing feel to the overall look of the property. It is mainly covered by grass, but there are also eucalyptus trees, palm trees, and olive trees planted throughout for added elegance.
The Greenery Gives A Mysterious Aspect Of Romance
"This gives the building a mysterious aspect of romantic ruin that makes it unique and unrepeatable," Ricardo Bofill said regarding his property. He sure isn't wrong -- the property looks like a beautiful romantic getaway!
Where Bofill Envisioned Families Would Reconvene
Ricardo Bofill envisioned this kitchen or dining room would be the perfect place for families to get together. The dining room is located on the ground floor of the home and easily accessible to get to from any part of the home.
The Factory Is Still A Work In Progress
Although the outcome of the house is absolutely beautiful, Bofill says there is still work that is yet to be done. He feels that everything is always a work in progress and can never truly be perfected, which is why the design of this former factory is ever changing.
The Project Changes Based On Bofill's Artistic Vision
Bofill's artistic vision changes from day-to-day, which makes the overall look of his home change more often than most people's! However, if you have artistic visions like Ricardo's, you shouldn't hold back!
Part Of Its Charm Is Due To The Constant Changes It Undergoes
Bofill feels that the charm of the home comes from the constant change that is happening around him. A lot of times we as people become comfortable and stagnant, and he does not want that to happen with his home or creativity.
With Enough Creativity, Anything Can Become New And Beautiful
If you're ever doubting if you can accomplish completely transforming something that was once old and rundown to brand new and beautiful, just look to Ricardo Bofill for inspiration. His message will encourage you to listen to your creative mind!