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An Elegant Dwelling in the Ruins of an Abandoned Factory

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Lush vegetation had threatened to overcome the old factory structures.
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Now the complex is surrounded by overgrown gardens of palm, eucalyptus, cypress and olive trees.

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The visionary architect adapted the soaring factory spaces and silos to a new role that is elegant and refined.
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Most of the vast spaces and huge engine rooms were re-imagined as the headquarters of Architecture Workshop.

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The new images include some of the private apartment.
Note the surreal incongruity of mirrored windows and a bath tub sunk into a windowsill.
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The spaces are soaring and elegant, and the fifty foot white curtains speak to these sublime proportions.
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Urbane, pure, white curtains also create the friction of sharpest contrast to the rude textures of the industrial walls.
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The original factory stairs now painted a shiny white also contrast with the rustic original.
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A more masculine bedroom (the architect’s?) is fashioned by leaving the rustic stained wall as-is.
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These new images – though personal – make a delightful addition to an astonishing work.

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