Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

What can a cement factory look like, especially abandoned since the beginning of the 20th century? Exceptionally gloomy, agree. The architect decided to soften the general industrial appearance of the buildings in the simplest but most effective way – he allowed the plants to braid the facades and decorate them.

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

An important place in La Fabrica (the new name of the old production) is occupied by the premises of Bofill’s architectural bureau Taller de Arquitectura, because he not only lives here, but also actively works with colleagues..

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Loft style: home and office in a former cement factory

Interestingly, even now, more than 40 years after the start of the project, Ricardo Bofill continues to improve his home office in a former factory. There was a place in the building for the architect’s own apartment, guest rooms, underground galleries, workshops, laboratories, an exhibition hall, an archive, and recreation rooms. The interior, as we can see, turned out to be very specific; Bofill’s wife, a designer by profession, helped to design it.

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