Photo Andrea Anaya
Though from Guadalajara (he never let friends forget), Pritzker Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán lived much of his life in Mexico City, where he designed and constructed this, his last residence, in 1948. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, small groups can now tour the home—note by previous appointment only; English-language guides available upon request—and tap into Barragán’s near-perfect minimalism that involved bold monochromism and a masterful use of light; striking horizontality and framing applied to windows, gardens, and views; a highly sui generis Catholic spirituality and not least of all, the architect’s bizarre need to control, in everything from what staircases guests might use to what records got played in different rooms.
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General Francisco Ramírez 12-14, Miguel Hidalgo, Ampliación Daniel Garza, Amp Daniel Garza, 11840 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5515 4908
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 10:30am - 12pm