Back in 1973, the famous architect Ricardo Bofill bought one of the blocks of an abandoned cement plant in Barcelona. In two years, Ricardo turned these picturesque ruins into his residence. This is not only a residential apartment, but also an office, archive, showroom, workshop, guest rooms and a beautiful garden.
The interior of his home is distinguished by restrained simplicity. The owner gave the brutal industrial architecture the right to play a major role.
Bofill managed to transform an abandoned factory building into a real modern castle.
The former cement plant is a uniquely designed building: huge open spaces, a mixture of textures, shapes and materials, natural light from large arched windows. Ricardo Bofill still lives and works at his "cement plant". According to him, this is the best place where he can concentrate while working on his projects.
Bofill's home has been featured in a variety of interior collections called The Cement Factory for many years. The garden is a special pride of the architect: palms, eucalyptus, olives and cypresses grow there. The walls of the building are very picturesquely entwined with ivy.