Check out this AMAZING transformation by architect (but really an artist) Richard Bofill.
Old dilapidated cement factory into...
a home and office!
"To be an architect means to understand space, to understand space organized by man, to decipher the spontaneous movements and behavior of people, and to detect the needs of change that they might unconsciously express. It is essential to track down these issues if we want to contribute with our personal work to the history of architecture."
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