"My definition of Architecture, the structure of space"
Ricardo Bofill Leví (Catalan: [riˈkardo buˈfiʎ ɫəˈβi]) (born December 5, 1939), is a Spanish (Catalan) 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. He studied at the Barcelona University School of Architecture and graduated from the School of Geneva. At the age of 17 Ricardo Bofill designed his first project, a summer home in Ibiza, and by 23 became lead architect of el Taller. Over fifty years later, Bofill still leads Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, with over 1000 projects to date in over 50 countries.
Ricardo Bofill website
(all image courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura)
(1.2.3) La Fabrica, Headquarters of the Taller de Arquitectura, Spain
(4.5.6) La Muralla Roja Calpe, Spain
(7) Xanadu Calpe, Spain
(8) Walden, Barcelona, Spain
(9) Hotel Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan
(10) Chateau Lafite Rotschild, Pauillac, France
(11.12) Kafka Castle, Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona, Spain
(13) Manzanares Park, south of Madrid, Spain
(14) Belvedere Saint-Christophe, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Un Écho Temporel - M2Malletier
Director: Albert Moya
Shot at: La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill
At the beginning it was the idea of building a small arts library. Then, little by little, the commitment to share it.
Choice, preference, ignorance, evidence, all assumed.
A desire to discover, an encouragement to remember. Sometimes.
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