Architect : Luis Barragán
Year : 1948
Location : Mexico City, Mexico
“Casa Luis Barragán, built in 1948, represents one of the most internationally transcendent works of contemporary architecture, as acknowledged by the UNESCO when included in their 2004 World Heritage list. It is the only individual property in Latin America to have achieved such a distinct honor, being — as stated by the UNESCO itself — a master piece in the development of the modern movement that merges traditional and vernacular elements, as well as diverse philosophical and artistic currents throughout time, into a new synthesis.” - Casa Luis Barragán
On its street in Mexico City, the stark facade of the house humbly blends in with its neighbours, giving no hints to the personality of it's interior. Barragán is widely recognized for his use of colour, light, shadow, form and texture so it’s no surprise all of those elements are found in his own home.
Photos courtesy of Luis Barragán House & Sachiya