Tag: Architecture


Reimaging a Former Factory

La Fabrica is a 3,100 m2 cement factory located near Barcelona, Spain, which serves as the unique backdrop to local architect Ricardo Bofill‘s studio and home. the factory, which was first built in the post world war I era, is an architectural timeline of transformative vernacular having expanded through various styles as new functions called for an expanded program. the complex, providing a beautiful and varied series of spaces spanning from brutalist to surrealist with an industrial flavor, underwent a series of processes that converted the existing structure into a studio, gallery, garden, and home — a re-purposed city within an abandoned factory slowly engulfed by vegetation.

Source: La Fabrica- Ricardo Bofill’s Time Capsule Factory Renovation | Designboom

Hidden Beauty at Abandoned Bowling Alleys

Photo: Edward Blake (edwardhblake)

Abandoned bowling alleys lie scattered across the landscape as if the gods of recreational sports had laid ’em low with a single thunderous strike.

Source: Pinned Down: 10 More Abandoned Bowling Alleys | Urbanist

Don’t Know Whether to Push or Pull? Blame Norman’s Doors

Some doors require printed instructions to operate, while others are so poorly designed that they lead people to do the exact opposite of what they need to in order to open them.

Source: Norman Doors: Don’t Know Whether to Push or Pull? Blame Design. – 99% Invisible

Window to Balcony in 15 Seconds

Transforming from a flat window into a balcony at the push of a button, the Bloomframe design is not only available for purchase after years of design refinements, it’s also set to be the defining feature of an entire apartment building.

Source: Bloomframe: Window Morphs Into a Balcony in Seconds | Urbanist

Abandoned Space – Photos of NASA’s Deserted Past

Roland Miller provides a revealing exploration of NASA’s deserted space and research facilities with the goal to preserve the historical significance of the early days of America’s effort to explore space.

via Deserted Space: Photos Document NASA’s Abandoned Launch Pads | Urbanist.