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The Beauty of Imperfection

“All places of beauty have a very negative side about them. There can’t be beauty where everything works to perfection.” - Ricardo Bofill.

The Beauty of Imperfection

architecture & interior

Ricardo Bofill was, and still is, one of the 20th century’s most unique architects and radical visionaries. His visions for urban and communal life challenged preconceived notions of shared space and proposed alternative styles of living through poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. 

Ricardo Bofill, Visions of Architecture, explores his extraordinary career and reveals his inspiring approach to architecture, and to life - profiling his greatest projects like La Fábrica, Walden 7, La Muralla Roja or Abraxas. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Tallerde Arquitectura, Ricardo Bofill, Visions of Architecture)

Spectacular new photography by Salva López, texts by experts like Nacho Alegre and Douglas Murphy as well as by Bofill himself are complemented with sketches and floor plans in this detailed monograph. 

Bofill’s fantastic creations satisfied a longing for originality, personality and progressive ideals. Read more about his life and career through the words of Apartmento magazine’s creative director, Nacho Alegre, in The Last Dreamers of Modernityor watch our 2019 interview with Bofill, Ricardo Bofill - Visions of Architecturewhere he reflects on the history and culture of Mediterranean architecture, and his response to it.