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La Fabrica, Apartamento
In this second instalment in Amartamento’s series of books devoted to architects and the houses they build, readers are transported to the fringe of Barcelona and deep into the labyrinth known as La Fábrica—the former cement factory and monumental home and professional headquarters of Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill.
Bofill’s architectural practice gathered not only architects and engineers, but also sociologists, mathematicians, and poets; in the process, La Fábrica became a meeting point for a broad cultural movement that shaped Barcelona—and Spain—towards the end of the Franco dictatorship, as well as neighbouring countries like France, where he was responsible for designing a series of monumental, utopian urban developments.
The book offers a new perspective on this world-renowned architectural masterpiece: with a short story set in 1980s Barcelona, the writer and illustrator Jordi Labanda narrates an evening spent at the Bofill residence, while Apartamento founder Nacho Alegre contributes original interior and exterior photography.
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