Architect Turned A Cement Factory Into His Home
What, didn’t you think that a cement factory could be turned into a house? Well, if you didn’t, then you’re not an architect like Ricardo Bofill. Back in 1973, he came across an abandoend, WWI-era cement factory, he took it over and some 45 years later he transformed it into an amazing and luxuriant home.
The cement factory is located just outside of Barcelona, and after Ricardo Bofill and his team purchased it, they began lacing the exterior of the building with vegetation and then furnish the inside to make it into a modern living and working area.
La fábrica, as it is known, is still a work in progress from where Bofill adds changes in accordance with his own views. For instance, the chimneys that once filled the surrounding area, as well as Barcelona with pollution, are now covered in lush plants. This new take on the situation is reminiscent and an example we all will need to incorporate into our lives and our ways of thinking if we are to make the planet work to our survival.
Yes, this is true. We no longer can create and manufacture things without thinking too much about the consequences, and instead, focus on how we can live in harmony with nature. And what better example there is than a pollutant machine like a cement factory turned into a green home and workspace.
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