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Born: March 9, 1902

Nationality: Mexican

Masterpiece: Barragan House

Website: www.barragan-foundation.org

 

"It is 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

 

Luis Barragan was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Educated as an engineer, he graduated from the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in Guadalajara in 1923 and was self-trained as an architect. The work of Luis Barrag?n is often cited in reference to minimalist architecture. John Pawson, in his book Minimum, includes images from some of Barrag?n's projects. Most architects who do minimalistic architecture do not use color, but the ideas of forms and spaces which Barrag?n pioneered are still there. In 1980 he received architecture's highest honor - the Pritzker Prize. After his death in 1988, two non-profit organizations were created to help manage Barrag?n's legacy: Casa Luis Barrag?n (Barrag?n's former private residence) and The Barrag?n Foundation (non-profit organization based in Switzerland which functions as a Barrag?n archive as well as his official estate).

 

Notable Projects

1955-1962 - Las Arboledas, North of Mexico City, Mexico

1947-1948 - Barrag?n House, Mexico City,Mexico

1945-1953 - Jardines del Pedregal Subdivision, Mexico City, Mexico

1945-1960 - Tlalpan Chapel, Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico

1955 - G?lvez House, Mexico City, Mexico

1955-1958 - Jardines del Bosque Subdivision, Guadalajara, Mexico

1960 - Capuchinas Sacramentarias del Purismo Corazon de Maria, Mexico City, Mexico

1966-1968 - Cuadra San Crist?bal, Los Clubes, Mexico City, Mexico

1968 - Fuente de los Amantes, Mexico City, Mexico

1975-1977 - Gilardi House, Mexico City, Mexico

Information is used from: www.web.archive.org

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