castle living c. 2012

if my prince charming rescued me back here, i wouldn’t say no.

spanish architect Ricardo Bofill has transformed this once-upon-a-time Barcelona cement factory into a palatial testament to the strength and grace of modern style. i am transfixed by Bofill’s handling of the space, how he plays with, dramatizes, yet ultimately balances the tension between the building’s raw, industrialized bones and a scale that inherently echoes with grandeur. the result is completely and utterly seductive.

browsing these images, i don’t know whether i expect to see Saarinen, Mies, the Tudors, or the lot of them lounging amongst the scenery. i am certain, however, that all of them would be quite at home in this starkly sexy space.

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