LUIS BARRAGAN’S ARCHITECTURE ROUTE
Built in 1948, the House and Studio of architect Luis Barragán in the suburbs of Mexico City represents an outstanding example of the architect’s creative work in the post-Second World War period. The concrete building total area of 1,161 m2, consists of a ground floor and two upper stories as well as a small private garden. Barragán’s work integrated modern and traditional artistic and vernacular currents and elements into a new synthesis which has been greatly influential especially in the contemporary design of gardens, plazas and landscapes.This private house it’s the only one listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site at 2004.
The house is located within the Federal District of Mexico in a village called Tacubaya which is well known and has mutated throughout the years, however it appears that the neighborhood was not what attracted the architect.
In fact the house is so close to the street and strengthens it.
Some of his most representative works are for example:
Casa Gilardi (Barragan’s last work)
Camino Real Hotel
The only latin american architect winner of the PRITZKER prize.
“Its essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis” Luis Barragan.