Friday, January 25, 2013

Details From an Abandoned Cement Factory

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

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