Celebrated in a new book from gestalten, the Spanish architect and his collective were once described as “the strangest, the most exciting, the most original group of architects anywhere in the world”

Part starchitect, part hermit, Ricardo Bofill is one of the most disruptive architects of his generation. “Architecture is the victory of man over the irrational: the construction of a familiar, domestic, human space,” he wrote in 1989, musing on his practice, which now spans over 56 years. He and his diversely disciplined collective, Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, who continue to work today, are infamous for the fascinating portfolio of housing projects they designed and built for the French state. The architecture community and general public were left startled by the unprecedented application of monumental classical language, which they completed at a scale never before seen. As discussed, dissected and detailed in publisher gestalten’s new ode to the architect, Ricardo Bofill: Visions of Architecture, The Taller was once described as “the strangest, the most exciting, the most original group of architects anywhere in the world,” known as much for the unorthodox team they had created, including architects, economists, critics, and poets, as they were for the buildings. Here, we take a look at five of their most iconoclastic designs. – Read the full article – Another