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Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters
Location: Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Ricardo Bofill
Architecture and Engineering Firm: Taller de Arquitecture
Completion Date: 1975

AE Interests: Renovation of a rundown factory into a beautiful, functional building

Written by Laura Enger

August 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

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Kafka’s Castle – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Kafka’s Castle
Location: Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Ricardo Bofill
Completion Date: 1968

AE Interests: Use of the cube in design, vertical development based on an equation of vertical growth

Written by Laura Enger

August 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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Meritxell Shrine – Andorra

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Building: Meritxell Shrine
Location: Principality of Andorra, Andorra
Rebuilding Architect: Ricardo Bofill
Completion Date:1974

AE Interests: Rigorous compositional geometry, a new structure that contrasts with the ruins of the old sanctuary and fits in with the landscape where it is built

Written by Laura Enger

August 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

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Xanadu – Calpe, Spain

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Building:Xanadu
Location:Calpe, Spain
Architect:Ricarado Bofill
Completion Date: 1971

AE Interests: Use of cubes as rooms, combined with arches and curving handrails and roofs. This building is a modern interpretation of a nearby castle

Written by Laura Enger

August 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

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Walden 7 – Sant Just Desvern, Spain

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Building: Walden 7
Location: Sant Just Desvern, Spain
Architect: Ricardo Bofill
Completion Date: 1974

AE Interests: The 18 towers curve from the base, allowing 7 interconnecting courtyards, creative solution to housing crisis

Written by Laura Enger

August 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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