With its abundance of classical motifs, brutalism and Catalan vernacular, Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill’s oeuvre defies easy classification. In a new video produced for the Time Space Existence video series, Bofill describes his relationship to space as a source of pleasure, not unlike the pleasure derived from music or art.
The interview takes place at La Fábrica, Bofill’s most emblematic project — as well as his studio and home. Repurposed from an abandoned cement factory at the edge of Barcelona, La Fábrica has served as a home and studio for Bofill for over four decades. Surrounded by lush vegetation, its silos and smokestacks form the sculptural basis for Bofill’s eclecticism.
The Time Space Existence video series has already featured both prominent and emerging architects, including Denise Scott-Brown, Peter Eisenman, WOHA Architects, Curt Fentress, Toshiko Mori, Daniel Libeskind, Tatiana Bilbao, Arata Isozaki and many others. The series will be exhibited at the Time Space Existence biennial exhibition in Venice and distributed digitally to the media and press. Videos will be released in the run-up to the opening of the exhibition on May 21-22, 2020.
This interview series has been made possible with the support of the European Cultural Centre.
The European Cultural Centre: europeanculturalcentre.eu
For more on this series: plane-site.com/projects/time-space-existence/