Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away at 82

Ricardo Bofill, the Spanish architect whose monumental factory conversions and starkly colored housing blocks served as inspiration (and sometimes as literal backdrops) for countless films, games, and television shows, has died at 82.

The news was announced this morning by the firm he founded in 1963, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA), via three Instagram posts and confirmed to Reuters by his assistant. Bofill passed today, January 14, and no cause of death has been made public at the time of writing.

Born December 5, 1939, in Barcelona, Spain, Bofill studied architecture at the Geneva University of Art and Design in Switzerland

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