When artist Ricardo Bofill came upon a broken down cement factory, back in 1973, he saw more than just a building. Instead, Bofill saw potential and that potential would soon be realized into what we now know as La Fabrica. Over the past 45 years, people have watched in wonder as Bofill chose to renovate the dilapidated cement factory, turning it into one of the most impressive mansions in all of Barcelona. Let’s get inside of this fascinating structure and see just how Bofill turned an old WW1-era pollution center into a piece of art.
It started in 1973
If you had never heard of Bofill, well, we’d forgive you. After all, who really knows a ton about international architecture? In any case, Bofill has been practicing his profession as an artist and an architect since the age of 23 — amassing over 1,000 projects throughout the world. La Fabrica may just be his crowning jewel, pictured here.