This abandoned cement factory on the outskirts of Barcelona was rescued by architect Ricardo Bofill. He lives and works here. Where can I even start? Such a big, wide open space - high ceilings is an understatement. Can you even imagine how much those window treatments weigh? I love the shots of light and greenery coming through the tall, arched windows and the way you can see that this building had a previous life as something else. My favorite part of this space is all of the material details. Rough materials like cement, brick, board-pressed concrete coming together so beautifully. I would definitely not mind having this as a live/work space.
Featured in Elle Decor Jan/Feb 2013 in the article "Concrete Poetry." Originally featured in Elle Decoration UK. Photography by Richard Powers. Images from www.elledecor.com.