La Fábrica is one of Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill Leví’s, most famous projects. Since 1963, Bofill has been a prominent leader in the international architectural and urban design practice.
The architect and his team discovered the cement factory in 1973, in Sant Just Desvern, Spain. Construction on the space lasted over a year and a half.
Bofill’s profile of the project states that it was a precision job, which consisted of revealing the hidden forms and recovering certain spaces, which turned out to be the various spaces that make up La Fábrica, the Cathedral, the gardens, the silos.
The Ricardo Bofill Architecture studio is located in the factory silos. The exterior of the factory was structured cleaned of cement and covered with grass, various plant life and climbing plants that wrap the exposed concrete walls.
The residence section of the factory includes the main living room in the upper part of the factory and the kitchen-dining room on the ground floor. The dining room includes exquisite bespoke designs such as a white marble rectangular table placed in the centre of the room and two-sided fireplaces which were designed by architect Oscar Tusquets.
Take a look at the video tour here.