Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away
1.4Kpoints
User submission
692.1K
6.6M
Architecture5 years ago

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities. La fábrica was born, and almost 45 years later, the structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular and unique home.

The factory, located just outside of Barcelona, was a WWI-era pollution machine that had closed down, and came with many repairs to be done when Ricardo Bofill and his team purchased it. After years of partial deconstruction, the determined architect proceeded to lace the exterior of the property with vegetation, and furnish the interior as a modern living and work space.

La fábrica is a work in progress to this day, to which Bofill likens his own life, as his visions for the future continue to change shape. The industrial chimneys that once filled the air with smoke now overflow with lush greenery, a fine example of the beautiful transformations that result from creative thinking.

More info: Ricardo Bofill

In 1973, Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill purchased a WWI-era cement factory near Barcelona

He immediately saw potential in the building, and began renovating it into his home

After years of partial deconstruction, his team proceeded to furnish the interior as a modern living space

The exterior was laced with vegetation, and now overflows with lush greenery

The structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular and unique home

“The Cement Factory is a place of work par excellence” Bofill writes on his official website

Each room is designed with its own special purpose, and no 2 look quite alike

“I have the impression of living… in a closed universe which protects me from the outside and everyday life” Bofill writes

“Life goes on here in a continuous sequence, with very little difference between work and leisure”

A variety of indoor and outdoor relaxation spots can be found throughout the property

Work space is also a crucial component here, as Bofill’s team uses part of the residence as a studio

The exterior is mostly covered by grass, but also eucalyptus, palm, and olive trees

This gives the building a “mysterious aspect of romantic ruin that makes it unique and unrepeatable”

“The kitchen-dining room located in the ground floor is the meeting point for the family”

Despite its incredible transformation, the factory is still a work in progress to this day

Bufill likens the project’s constant evolution to his own lifestyle and creative visions

La fábrica will always have further work to be done, which is part of its symbolic charm

With enough creative thinking, any space can become something new and beautiful

6.6Mviews

Share on Facebook
Popular on Bored Panda
Hey pandas, what do you think?
Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago

gorgeous... but must cost him $$$$$$ to make it what it is today

Kane Cheung
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, one meeeeellion dollars to be exact.

Load More Replies...
Margo A
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like a modern castle. Really cool!

fate testarossa
Community Member
5 years ago

indeed

Load More Replies...
John L Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago

This man's home is definitely his fortress. His interior designer had a lot of fun too.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

He doesn't strike me as someone who would bother with a decorator. The home is very organic and everything plays together beautifully. No matter how hard they try, decorators (or "designers", but that's not a professional designation) can't do that. It's taken him 40-odd years to get the house to where it is now.

Load More Replies...
Cat Meow
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow. This is absolutely stunning. It's unbelievable what you can do with old factory buildings, no matter what they were previously used for.

Teleri Nyfain
Community Member
5 years ago

With enough MONEY, anything can be transformed, is I believe the correct statement.

Li Newton
Community Member
5 years ago

It takes more than money, one must be able to imagine, visualize and create. Many millionaires would not have been able to envision the potential of such a site.

Load More Replies...
Dragos Miron
Community Member
5 years ago

How much is the heating bill again? No thanks

Tolga IŞIKYILDIZ
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe the weather is not that harsh?

Load More Replies...
Yumeko
Community Member
5 years ago

it's just magical ....

Kevin Camp
Community Member
5 years ago

This would be the perfect home for an artist, writer or photographer.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
5 years ago

Anyone who needs a studio. It's this guy.

Load More Replies...
Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah, amazing what you can do with a couple million euros, huh?

Gloria Moodie
Community Member
5 years ago

This is just beautiful..and calming...a great project

Load More Replies...
Kat Blak
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the most amazing home ever

Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

This is fascinating! Read the story .... get past the word salad of the first few paragraphs. I'm curious of the amount of money spent to date on the renovation. Anybody know ?

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm going to to with "lots".

Load More Replies...
Arty
Community Member
5 years ago

concrete doesn't age very well...not sure what it will look like in 50 years...But for now it is indeed gorgeous!

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

It's already over 80 years old. I don't think it's going anywhere any time soon.

Load More Replies...
Lilly Rose
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the most incredible house ever. And it looks so eco-friendly!

Arty
Community Member
5 years ago

because there is plant a little bit everywhere it's eco-friendly??

Load More Replies...
Nam Vu
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't think I can afford to look at these photos

Henna
Community Member
5 years ago

About that heat bill you who are worried about it, do you know what kind of climate it takes to grow eucalyptus and palm trees as it says? A warm one. There you go.

Dean Waite
Community Member
5 years ago

even the desert gets cold at night

Load More Replies...
Kenneth Mora
Community Member
5 years ago

The house was shown by Paulina Rubio years ago on MTV Crips when she was the girlfriend of Ricardo Bofill Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTZfnO743Ig

Bill Hartsford
Community Member
5 years ago

LOL I think you meant MTV CriBs. MTV CriPs would be quite a different show alltogether ;)

Load More Replies...
Scott
Community Member
5 years ago

"So, Mr. Bond, do you have any evidence for these accusations?" "I'm sure I'll find something concrete here."

Kahlo Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

This is absolutely beautiful. I feel like I could live happily in any one of these rooms!

Emily Graves
Community Member
5 years ago

This would be super cool to rent out for a week for the whole family to do a fun little trip or something.

Juana
Community Member
5 years ago

It has cemented its place in history as one of the coolest houses ever!

Thomas Capacci
Community Member
5 years ago

a concrete proof if we ever needed one

Load More Replies...
Naturegirl Unk
Community Member
2 years ago

Lovely ❤️

Darren Hopkinson
Community Member
5 years ago

The fella is a world renowned architect and worth millions of pounds, might have something to do with how he did this. Now if it had been joe bloggs working in the factory for 40 years to pay for it, different story. Headline should be something like 'author writes book', same as.

Nancy Hebert
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it! Looks like something from a zombie apocalypse.

Ashling Downes
Community Member
5 years ago

Spiders

Scully
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish more buildings looked like this...covered in climbing greens gives it an air of magic

Kelly D
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful, totally unique, but I'm not sure I could get much work done at that one table with that huge funnel looming over me, ready to bury the area in whatever it contains. ;)

Carolyn Curran
Community Member
5 years ago

Another design wonder for Spain...the tradition continues.

Robin John George
Community Member
5 years ago

Can someone help me out here ? I'm ok da new at this so trying to figure out a way to post my photos !

DancingToMyself
Community Member
5 years ago

Go to your profile, then read everything it says. It can't be easier, really. :)

Load More Replies...
Jesse Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Ohhhhh, this is magnificent*** It takes an artist to accomplish this, just awesome!

Mona Jabbour
Community Member
5 years ago

very creative//giving life to an old structure..

Victor Stancu
Community Member
5 years ago

good luck on cleaning the dust

Miro Jurić
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing!!!

Andy Skiles
Community Member
5 years ago

PLEASE STOP USING THE DESCRIPTIVES "WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY", "JAW DROPPINGLY", "WILL BLOW YOUR MIND", and "WILL LEAVE YOU STUNNED/SPEECHLESS". THERE'S NO QUICKER DETERRENT TO READING AN ARTICLE THAN SEEING ANY OF THOSE PHRASES IN THE PIECE. ENOUGH ALREADY.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
5 years ago

You think shouting will help? Lol

Load More Replies...
Inurri
Community Member
5 years ago

Take me there! Amazing.

Patrick McKenna
Community Member
5 years ago

turned something ugly into splendor. very nice.

giulia earheart
Community Member
5 years ago

WOW!

Jim Charlton
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS GOES TO SHOW TO ME THAT INSTEAD OF THIS WHOLESALE APPROACH TEARING THINGS DOWN THAT ARE OLD OR NOT IN USE ANYMORE, THAT IF ONE SIT BACK ANLOOKS AND RETHINKS THINGS, THIS IS THE END RESULT AND IT IS STUNNING AND RETAINS THE ORIGINAL CHARACTER OF THE IMMEDIATE AREA.

Afeez Haysquare Azeez
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing their in nothing money can not change

Mary Hull
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful! !

Mary Hull
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Deborah Peterson
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning home.

Jefferey McDowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Truly Amazing. I am sure more than money was invested, looks like a lot of time as well. But the pay off is outstanding. Great vision. well done!

Karen Madrigal
Community Member
4 years ago

I want to meet this man and marry him! This is so awesome!

Jan Hood
Community Member
4 years ago

I would hate the electric bills, lol.

Robin McIntosh
Community Member
4 years ago

I am not impressed. Or just maybe it's just my taste. I so would have a water room. With a waterfall shower. A spa. A lap pool. And a green room with plants with a large bathtub. And your choice of music. Oh man I would be there all day.....

Matt Alley
Community Member
4 years ago

I THOUGHT I RECOGNIZED THIS!!!! Paulina Rubio lived here. It was featured on MTV Cribs from WAY back in the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTZfnO743Ig

Réka Szabó
Community Member
4 years ago

really breath taking. but the meeting room a bit frightening for me, with those tubes. makes me feel like the cement could come out, and land on the the table.. :)

Calvin Wallace
Community Member
4 years ago

Should say "With enough **money**, any space can become something new and beautiful"

Nina BeNina
Community Member
4 years ago

Magnificent property, wow! Breathtaking

casagranda
Community Member
4 years ago

Living in this during summer vacation would be great. https://casagranda.vn/collections/gach-y

Roxanna Moore
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love that it looks like a castle and all the greenery- wow!

Shahzad Tariq
Community Member
5 years ago

great

Alexandru Popa
Community Member
5 years ago

Step one: be filthy rich.

Максим Новиковский
Community Member
5 years ago

Охуенно!!!

Максим Новиковский
Community Member
5 years ago

Охуенно!!! Дорого, круто, мощно.

Вася Васин
Community Member
5 years ago

absolutely perfect :) total Zen :))

Maurice de la Falaise
Community Member
5 years ago

Paulina Rubio lived there, as seen in MTV Cribs https://youtu.be/RTZfnO743Ig

Nikolaos Triantafillou
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a killer living space. I thought the guy with the home in the missile silo had a nice one, but this takes the cake.

Kelvante Calloway
Community Member
5 years ago

It gets creepy if u watch jeepers, creepers, house on haunted hill, and night of the demons

Kelvante Calloway
Community Member
5 years ago

It probably kinda get creepy if u watch movies like jeepers creepers and house on haunted hill

Wendela Pripp
Community Member
5 years ago

Sooooo jeeeaaaalooouus!

Debbie Porter
Community Member
5 years ago

Awsome!!

Magpie
Community Member
5 years ago

Why is there never a floor plan ?

Veronica Roach
Community Member
5 years ago

With enough millions of dollars anything can become beautiful & interesting ! I do like the castle effect, but would have painted the whole thing white or cream to start and then work on it - my only dislike is the cement color.

judit vagnoni
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful and incredible, is a sign of good taste and harmony. Congratulationes

Stephen Custadero
Community Member
5 years ago

HOW DO YOU SAY WOW IN SPANISH?

Tomas Kasmarvik
Community Member
5 years ago

Really nice. Please invite me for dinner

Mia Nakano
Community Member
5 years ago

I wonder what his electricity bills are on winter. Also does it have any insulation?

Debz Offord
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful, but cold. How do you keep a place like that warm?

Sara Turner
Community Member
5 years ago

Fascinating, what vision

James Kovack
Community Member
5 years ago

Very nice I could do better though .

maria luisa
Community Member
5 years ago

may I be invited there for a cup of coffee?

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

This is amazing! I'm sure the money spent renovating it was worth it because I imagine him and his family will be living their forever. It's huge! I'd love to live there

Sick Boy
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like something Mr. Blofeld would enjoy.

Lynn Jenkinson
Community Member
5 years ago

What about leftover chemicals leaching into the air?

Jon Connolly
Community Member
5 years ago

New set for next episode of Star Wars.. Fab!

alyssa sneed
Community Member
5 years ago

that is amazing.... how much does it cost because it looks like a kingdom for 1

Mikołaj Florczak
Community Member
5 years ago

New home of Dracula?

João Picciochi
Community Member
5 years ago

Portugal will have a lot of this in a short future, any candidates?😉

Darren Hopkinson
Community Member
5 years ago

Ricardo Bofill Leví is a Spanish architect, who, since 1963, continues to lead the international architectural and urban design practice Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. Ricardo Bofill was born into a family of builders in 1939 in Barcelona.

rustic raven
Community Member
5 years ago

WOW that is one of the most awesome looking houses that I have seen in quite some time I would LOVE to live in something like that ;=]]

Beau Pesa
Community Member
5 years ago

"Life goes on here in a continuous sequence, with very little difference between work and leisure." You say. Yet, there is not even one person in any picture; no signs of life nor leisure, although the images imply luxurious tidings. I think it is a beautiful concept and thoughtfully executed design, but also a bit sterile in terms of representation. Look but don't touch. A site like this holds such great potential for social gathering and cultural rumination. Factories like this one probably employed hundreds of people, to rethink, rebuild and depict it devoid of humans seems a bit off. Also, there are significant indications that a clear separation between work and life is crucial for mental health...but you are free to argue that one with me.

Vinay Kothari
Community Member
5 years ago

Extravagante :)

Mo Rage
Community Member
5 years ago

Bofill? Bufill? Which is it? I could be your editor.

Margus Meigo
Community Member
5 years ago

Original mind!

Margus Meigo
Community Member
5 years ago

Original mind

Elaine Klug
Community Member
5 years ago

Sorry . missed his name , Ricardo not Dan!

Elaine Klug
Community Member
5 years ago

Stunningly creative ,was this your friend Dan's creation and did you see it or were you never in Barcelona ?

frank0ys
Community Member
5 years ago

...I am so jealous! What a gorgeous place!

Tarek Siddick
Community Member
5 years ago

Creative and visionary in it's presentation of aesthetic Beauty....

Tarek Siddick
Community Member
5 years ago

No simple feat...creative and visionary in it"s presentation of aesthetic Beauty...

Rosemarie Costigan
Community Member
5 years ago

love it man a credit to you all

Rita Carter
Community Member
5 years ago

This place is an "INCREDIBLE," "ARCHITECTURAL"-----"Wonder!!!" I have NO words to express how AMAZING this dwelling place is !! BEYOND GENIUS !!

Lia Bekyan
Community Member
5 years ago

This place is truly unusual! Had a pleasure to visit and photograph it. Here is some more photos -- http://www.liabekyan.com/#/ricardobofill/

Annie Unwin
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely breathtaking! I love recycling, but this gives a whole new meaning to the word! <3

Andrij Morochyns'kyj
Community Member
5 years ago

Architect also have to thank to his previous colleague which has desighned that factory in such round forms)

Agata B.
Community Member
5 years ago

I am curious how is he heating the place while it become colder ;-)

Kristof Bernaert
Community Member
5 years ago

I have 190k in cash. Can I help on this project? :)

Feisal Rahimtoola
Community Member
5 years ago

How much he spent modelling and refurbishing?

Jennifer Bach
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it...................

Emre
Community Member
5 years ago

Who will clean this house? and how many people will be needed to do it

Emre
Community Member
5 years ago

I wanna see this house 10 years later

Load More Replies...
Master zen
Community Member
5 years ago

I like it to be an office but as a home, looks scary at night, too much wasted space and high maintenance like the interior cleaning and the exterior landscaping. Hotel may be.:)

Didu Tasev
Community Member
5 years ago

Gorgeous! But there's definitely no energy efficiency in this building. I don't know what it takes to warm up thos rooms. :)

Anja Cybele Linhof
Community Member
5 years ago

It is t.h.e. dream of a living place, really awesome! I think, I've married the wrong man...

Linda Padron-Silva
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful. After his gone to heaven. I hope someone continues his work

Donna Zadik
Community Member
5 years ago

no way those kitchen chairs are comfortable

Veronika Vajdová
Community Member
5 years ago

enough creative thinking... and money :D

Catherine Whelchel
Community Member
5 years ago

Beyond Fabulous. So much character. So interesting. So peaceful I would love to see this in person

Sarah Nahf
Community Member
5 years ago

This place should be a b&b. I'd definitely stay there! Absolutely cool

Luanne Wright-Robinson
Community Member
5 years ago

These places are amazing but I can't imagine the utilities.

Nguyen Kien
Community Member
5 years ago

His place is huge, Imagine how much cement he has to use to create that structure.!:P

Kathryn Marsh
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm not sure about the silo above the dining table - a bit threatening at mealtimes. But otherwise an amazingly gentle space from brutal beginnings

Mark Augustus
Community Member
5 years ago

Superb! Seeing this always reminds where my true home is!

Duran Callaghan
Community Member
5 years ago

More like with enough money, any space can become something new and beautiful.

Tranh Nguyen
Community Member
5 years ago

Yep, he lives in 10,000 sqft space, all protected and secured, while the average earth dweller lives in about 300 sqft hut.

Madison Simmons
Community Member
5 years ago

cool, thanks for sharing, but it's pretty shitty not to explicitly state you ripped everything off go his website. that's the name of the game, that's why it's linked, I get that, but it's not okay to not bother crediting the photographer (Richard Powers). Yes, you found the photos on the internet but a) you probably don't have the right to use them b) at least bother to give credit.

Hiresh Moradi
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful

Little Menace
Community Member
5 years ago

To be completely honest, the outside impressed me much more than the inside. This is one of the coolest places to live in I've ever seen.

TheReader19
Community Member
5 years ago

This would make a fabulous mind palace!

fate testarossa
Community Member
5 years ago

WOW love it

Satilla Moulton
Community Member
5 years ago

It's stunning!

Denise Miller
Community Member
5 years ago

Where's the kitchen?!

Cane Giardiniere
Community Member
5 years ago

wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charisse Culbert
Community Member
5 years ago

His home is just breathtaking.I absolutely love it

Kemal Unverdi
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty cool!

Kemal Unverdi
Community Member
5 years ago

If I accidentally post the same comment twice, that's redundant, right? But what if I do it a third time :D

George Cox
Community Member
5 years ago

Who made the chai by the piano?

Teri Gallagan-Horning
Community Member
5 years ago

With the vegetation, reminds me of what the Hanging Gardens of Babylon might look like!! Beautiful!

George Cox
Community Member
5 years ago

I would like to know who made the chair by the piano.

Lorena Rene Francis
Community Member
5 years ago

Love it....Love the openness ,love the arches. Truly stunning without being stuff and cold. Very inviting.

Gail Mandich Wautlet
Community Member
5 years ago

Love it! Old mixed with new. Sheer white against aged stone and woodwork. Solid heavy structured base with light flowing fabrics, you just can't beat that.

Robin Sentell
Community Member
5 years ago

While much of this is beautiful, I can't help and note how sterile the inside environs are.

Laurentiu Ionescu
Community Member
5 years ago

Personally I don't see the wow in it, some parts are nice, but others, for example the table under those cement mixers or whatever they were, the large canalization pipes visible here and there, the raw, cold, massive concrete walls, gives me no desire or attraction for a place like this, which I would just recommend as "original". It just reflects the author's personality, but I don't think many people would live in this place for more than a few days.

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely stunning,what an amazing home.It's like a palace.

Stacey Barner
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful and unique

Sherry Straus
Community Member
5 years ago

What a great visionary, to look at something like it was and see what it could be and then to make it so. Love the plants taking away the hardness of cement and adding so much color and texture. Amazing I bet to see in person, the scale of the buildings must be something else.

Tina Lovell
Community Member
5 years ago

This place is absolutely amazing in so many aspects.

Vera Deme
Community Member
5 years ago

I am so impressed! Love the space, creativity, design, working and living spaces. It is a place where I could live and create without even the need to leave the residence. It has everything necessary to inspire and recover any soul. It gives straight new ideas too, like adding water in the whole picture.

Matthew Chu
Community Member
5 years ago

Love that Gaudí chair next to the piano. This all feels very Antoni Gaudí inspired.

Ted Perkins
Community Member
5 years ago

would've liked to see the kitchen design

Carla Vezo
Community Member
5 years ago

Love it. It reminds me of the castle in the sky from Hayao Miyazaki. It has something majestic and melancholic

Carla Vezo
Community Member
5 years ago

Love it. It reminds me of the castle in the sky from Hayao Miyazaki. It has something majestic and melancholy.

Manuel Cambòó
Community Member
5 years ago

A true Disney style dungeon

Piotr Herman
Community Member
5 years ago

How much does he pay for the central heating?

Maxime Noel
Community Member
5 years ago

URGENT ! How many people are living there ? It's huuuuge. URGENT !

Nick Saitch
Community Member
5 years ago

i want one

GoodWolf
Community Member
5 years ago

So... who's doing the cleaning here? 😱

Keith Mccormack
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing would love to have a good look around

MadhavaLata Devi Dasi
Community Member
5 years ago

I am wondering about washing the white curtains ... pulling them down everytime :/

Sue Clasen
Community Member
5 years ago

Great and full of imagintion! so big that it must be a nightmare to clean, unless you have really a big staff of cleaners to do it

Dan Mar
Community Member
5 years ago

amazing

Aaron Blume
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm guessing the name means The Fabric?. Very cool idea I wish I could just go live out in my own dream home.

Splendido Splendente
Community Member
5 years ago

It means The Factory. Fabric and fábrica are false cognates, they mean different things.

Load More Replies...
Viktoria Zellner
Community Member
5 years ago

such a subject reactivated in this way could be a gorgeous hotel...

Richard Kingsbury
Community Member
5 years ago

A rich architect.......

Alan Baker
Community Member
5 years ago

This place is fantastic. The vision from the outset and the gradual development is clearly well thought out and no doubt changed over the years. Sorry to say it but it would make a fantastic hotel. Absolutely love it.

Damara San
Community Member
5 years ago

what must the heating and cooling bills be like!

Weerapon Phan-araya
Community Member
5 years ago

imaginative and awesome!!!

spirit wolf
Community Member
5 years ago

AwwwwMyGod. As an Interior designer, I rarely use this term. This is spectacular...it's a dream.

Chrissy Chase
Community Member
5 years ago

Must be in a warm area , would cost a fortune to heat :O

DancingToMyself
Community Member
5 years ago

Barcelona. In winter it's about 10°C

Load More Replies...
Paula Briggs
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, big bucks.

Chrissy Chase
Community Member
5 years ago

Must be a warm area ...would cost a fortune to heat it :O

Jim Osborn
Community Member
5 years ago

He got the idea from the cathedral that will never be finished

Tini Potaka
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it and want it.But could never ever afford to even just have a look in real.May light and happiness be with 7ou and your house/building.

Jianah Javier
Community Member
5 years ago

I really want to go there, visit the place, be amazed and have a lot of selfie pictures in entire home. Its really WOW me :)

Pangesti Novi
Community Member
5 years ago

It's really worth between the money he's spent with the interior he's got

Pangesti Novi
Community Member
5 years ago

Guess it' worth between the money he spent with the interior he got

Duane Tough
Community Member
5 years ago

AMAZING< wish I could find a place to lifetime the change with! duane tough

Bonnie Nelson
Community Member
5 years ago

Just amazing!!

Greg Medina
Community Member
5 years ago

This is what inspired genius looks like...took my breath away...WOW!!!

Gerry Shalam
Community Member
5 years ago

Sigh $$$$$$

Gerry Shalam
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow $$$$

Steve Woods
Community Member
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D1nK7q2i8I

Sharon Kenny
Community Member
5 years ago

Gaudi would be proud

Juls Robertson
Community Member
5 years ago

It's fantastic!

Julie Lynch
Community Member
5 years ago

I think it is stunning love it

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
5 years ago

WoW, thats different

Tommy Onezone
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm surprised he said the vegetation gave it a feel of ruins, I assumed he did it as a sort of repayment to the environment from the pollution it would have caused as a factory

Griselle Lugo
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing creativity and vision!!! But ummm...two small but insignificant questions: 1. How much did it cost buy and renovate? 2. How much costs to maintain it??

Len Cicio
Community Member
5 years ago

I was thinking the same thing. Spectacular but the bucks he had to put out for this must have been spectacular too!

Julian Roldan
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow!! Would love be to see it!

Ahmed Bility
Community Member
5 years ago

Whaooo! What a creativity!

Archie Moore
Community Member
5 years ago

dude's got it going on.

Robin John George
Community Member
5 years ago

Can someone tell me how to post photos?

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful, but must have cost an absolute fortune :-)

TigerDRena
Community Member
5 years ago

Very beautiful, creative and stunning! I just don't want to imagine what a pain it has to be, to keep this home clean. xD

Dean Waite
Community Member
5 years ago

i think he who afford this home also affords a maintenance staff

Load More Replies...
Bruce Brown
Community Member
5 years ago

This is magnificent

Issabelle Torticc
Community Member
5 years ago

That place is massive

Holly Woods
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh the pole-ssibilities

Hugo Alexandre Vieira da Silva Cardoso
Community Member
5 years ago

WOW

Chaitanya Banala
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks scary to me

Sophia “Happiness Switch” Fox
Community Member
5 years ago

Hey, those images are not pictures but CGI renders! Does anyone know who is the artist who did them? They are so gorgeous!

Splendido Splendente
Community Member
5 years ago

Those are pictures. You can see walkthroughs of the house on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQlWkYijLM

Load More Replies...
Will Raee
Community Member
5 years ago

Love everything but the furniture.

Sophia “Happiness Switch” Fox
Community Member
5 years ago

Hey, those are CGI renders not actual pictures of this guy's house. Does anyone knows which artist did them? They are so gorgeous!

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow........money improves things. Shocking.

Will Christie
Community Member
5 years ago

Gorgeous! Mysterious and enchanting. My only practical concern is how much he pays to heat and cool those huge interiors.

Anna M. Plestovic
Community Member
5 years ago

And nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition? :D

Lubo Remenar
Community Member
5 years ago

I wonder who cleans the place...

DancingToMyself
Community Member
5 years ago

Probably a team of 50 people. :)

Load More Replies...
Kim Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

I want to live there :(

Kenneth Mora
Community Member
5 years ago

The h

Kevin Krooss
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

I dunno, original, but somehow... too much cement around. But I bet it`s grounds are inhabitated with some really cool creatures! Great work!

Chuck Neuenschwander
Community Member
5 years ago

Superb work. I would have removed those large copper(?) spouts, one of which is over the table. It would make me nervous if seated at the table.

Katja Kamjanets
Community Member
5 years ago

Industrial aesthetics as it is

Kenneth Mason
Community Member
5 years ago

Kjorn really hit it home. I don't like the idea of having a price on everything you publish on the site, but cost is still an important factor for many, MANY people. Would love to see some comparison contrast of the " cost is no object " version and "working on a shoestring " version. Hell the piano pictured would take me 1/2 a life time to pay for. Shit, that two seated chair could be more expensive than the piano. Bottom line, this is a building not only of great beauty, but of great ideas and imagination. Important to show or prove beauty, ideas and imagination are not the exclusive property of the well to do...................

daniellabob
Community Member
5 years ago

I am an Artist and would dream of a place like that, it is spectacular, amazing vision!!!!!

daniellabob
Community Member
5 years ago

I was responding to Aunt Messy.

daniellabob
Community Member
5 years ago

An Architecht is every professional in one!!! That includes a designer skills as well as welder ,plasterer ect.....

Ray Heap
Community Member
5 years ago

Bofill, is that not a typo of Blofeld?

Florin Stanoiu
Community Member
5 years ago

good taste! I recognized one bench made in Gaudi style!

Alexandru Guraliuc
Community Member
5 years ago

uauu. Amazing !

Ţentean George
Community Member
5 years ago

""Breath-taking" my ass... it's just like one of those palaces from Naboo, but nobody remembers that, because everyone likes to pretend that the SW Prequels never happened. Anyway, he most likely didn't do it alone. If one person is supposed to do this shit, it would take a few years and a lot of money, and for how much money went into it, he could've made a small cabin somewhere. Why the hell does he need that much space? Does he intend to harbor refugees? This is more like a show-off of one person's vanity. It's the opposite of cool.

Oswin Haas
Community Member
5 years ago

Not only the architecture in the bourgeois period is characterized by the principle "appearance over substance". More over, this kind of architecture of and for the privileged spends the tons of money taken away from the poor. I know Richardo Bofill from Montpellier in France. There in the 1980ties he designed a whole city district (called Antigone) in the Style of Albert Speer, Hitlers preferred architect and armament minister. For a look just type "Montpellier Antigone" into Google ...

Ted Swider
Community Member
5 years ago

Really not architecturally impressive inside. Just a bunch of Expensive shit to decorate it.