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Mono. Kultur 36 - Ricardo Bofill
Mono. Kultur 36 - Ricardo Bofill
Mono. Kultur 36 - Ricardo Bofill
Mono. Kultur 36 - Ricardo Bofill

Mono. Kultur 36 - Ricardo Bofill

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It is enough to say that Ricardo Bofill is one of Europe’s most famous and prolific architects of the last century. To add any more is to inevitably leave out too much. We like our public figures in snow-globes: apprehensible in their totality, their lives reduced to a byline. This is impossible to do with Bofill. Since the late 1960s, his profile has resembled a dish made from a family recipe: its indefinable singularity is instantly recognisable – at play is always a determined, brazen gall, a commitment to context, an intrepid formal imagination, and a deep penchant for the psychological and surreal – but the exact ingredients, and their ratio, are in constant evolution.

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill has designed a plethora of buildings and is still going strong. Landing at Barcelona airport, you're struck by his terminal building, travel to Montpellier and Antigone is his, 2 of over 1000 projects to date since his first Ibizan summer house at the age of 17.