Purple Art

[January 14 2022]

Renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away at 82

“The term “metaphysical” has always interested me, especially with respect to the way we invent the future, because it’s impossible for the world to function if we don’t try to reflect on its totality. Its survival is under threat by rising waters, the rise in earthquakes, pollution, and — even worse — man’s capacity to destroy himself. Man is at once a constructive and a destructive animal. And he seems, for the first time, to be confronted with a concrete notion of an apocalypse, a possible end. That is the metaphysical challenge for architects.” – Ricardo Bofill interviewed by Olivier Zahm and Jérôme Sans for Purple #35 the Island issue.

Photos by Valerie Sadoun

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