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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 meanto see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered byrational analysis." - Luis Barragan

Luis Barragan was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Educated asan engineer, he graduated from the Escuela Libre deIngenieros in Guadalajara in 1923 and was self-trained asan architect. The work of Luis Barrag?n is often cited inreference to minimalist architecture. John Pawson, in hisbook Minimum, includes images from some of Barrag?n'sprojects. Most architects who do minimalistic architecturedo not use color, but the ideas of forms and spaces whichBarrag?n pioneered are still there. In 1980 he receivedarchitecture's highest honor - the Pritzker Prize.After his death in 1988, two non-profit organizations werecreated 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 basedin Switzerland which functions as a Barrag?n archive aswell 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 deMaria, 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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