Luis Barragán (1902 - 1988) is regarded as the most prominent Mexican architect and as one of the major figures on the international stage of architecture in the 20th century. With the award of the Pritzker Prize in 1980 Barragán achieved international recognition and acclaim for his poetic architectural style. The buildings and landscape projects that he had realized, all of which are in his home country, exemplify his ability to fuse the structural tenets of traditional Mexican architecture with the vocabulary of modernism. The result is at once intensely Mexican and thoroughly universal.

Casa Estudio Luis Barragán, Mexico City, 1948

Casa Gálvez, Mexico City, 1954

Cuadra S. Cristobal, Mexico City, 1966

Casa Gilardi, Mexico City, 1975

photos: 1 | 3 | 5 and the rest of them by photographer Kim Zwarts

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