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Casa Luis Barragán

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Luis Barragán
 
location México, Mexico City
function atelier, museum, private house
contributed by thom

Luis Barragán built this house and studio for himself in 1948. The house is considered one of Barragán's masterpieces and one of the most important manifestations of his architectural ideas. The three-storey house and large internal garden covers a total of 1161 m2. Despite the scale of the property the internal spaces have an intense personal and monastic feel and a serenity and silence which is moving. The internal spaces are built as rooms within rooms, divided by a series of walls and screens which do not reach the ceiling. The movement through the spaces is controlled by changes in direction and open staircases which are highlighted by small moments of intense beauty as one is invited to pause and contemplate the beauty of coloured light falling onto a piece of art, a surprising change in the texture or colour of a wall or a mysterious glow from an unseen source, or an unknown and captivating view into the garden.

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Caisec says:
His home and even it doesn't give much away in terms of the context. It's a true sanctuary...
London, United Kingdom 31-Oct-12
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Casa Luis Barragán
Address
Calle General Francisco Ramirez 14
Mexico
http://www.casaluisbarragan.org/
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 14.00 & 16.00 - 17.00 / Saturday: 10:00 - 13.00 / By appointment only, booking is essential. Contact Casa Luis Barragán on Tel/Fax (52) 55 5515-4908 and (52) 55 5272-4945 or informes@casaluisbarragan.org
How to get there? Casa Luis Barragán is a short walk from Constituyentes Metro Station (Line 7). Follow the signs to Casa Luis Barragán in the metro station.
Completion 1943
Floor area/size 1161 m2
ArchitectLuis Barragán
 
Project ID 3513
Latitude/Longitude 19°24'40N 99°11'33W
Contributed by thom
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