Architects are known to be wonderful creators. They have the ability to create something from nothing. Architects can transform even a derelict space into a livable home.
Here we have La Fabrica, which used to be a cement factory during the WWI era. It was shut down due to the immense pollution it caused. This cement factory caught the eye of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, who came across it back in 1973.
Many ideas came flooding into his mind as to what it could become.
Ricardo and his expert team started working on the repairs and designs of the cement factory.
The final results are mesmerizing. It is no longer a smoky and dusty-looking factory anymore. La Fabrica is now the home to beautifully designed interiors and eye-catching green surroundings.
This property is situated in Barcelona and now looks completely different from what it used to be many years ago.
The grounds around the ancient cement factory have been transformed into lush greens. These green surroundings include grass, eucalyptus, olive, and palm trees. The days when the factory was covered in cement powder and smoke are now gone.
Ricardo further explains that “the cement factory is a place of work par excellence.” The interior is mind-blowing. There is minimal furniture, but they are placed in a cozy manner.
Ricardo and his team have kept both function and form in mind when designing all the rooms.
Each of the rooms has its own purpose and character attached to them. No room is similar to that of the other. His staff uses a part of the building as a studio. Ricardo’s family especially loves to spend time together in the kitchen and dining area.
There are relaxation areas situated inside as well as outside of the property. A certain mysterious, as well as romantic nature is attached to the building.
This place is a world of his own, and Ricardo is dedicated to developing the property day after day. “I have the impression of living… in a closed universe which protects me from the outside and everyday life. Life goes on here in a continuous sequence, with very little difference between work and leisure,” he commented.
This breathtaking creation shows us that a bit of creativity can go a long way.
Architects work on various scales starting from a tiny room in a house to an entire city. They design, develop, present, and supervise all sorts of projects. Their knowledge, skills, and artistic sense make them capable of approaching other paths like graphic design, product design, or even game design.
Below are eight different types of architects specializing in various sectors.
- Commercial Architect.
- Residential Architect.
- Sustainable / Green Design Architect.
- Industrial Architect.
- Conservation Architect.
- Landscape Architect.
- Urban Designer.
- Interior Architect.
Permission was granted to use images from Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. For more info Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.