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Luis Barragan House
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Address: General Francisco Ramírez 14
Neighborhood: Colonia Ampliación Daniel Garza (Tacubaya - Chapultepec)
Subway: Constituyentes
Open: Monday to Friday from 10 to 14:00 hrs and 16:00 to 18:00 hrs.  Saturday from 10:00 hrs a 13:00 hrs. Reservation required
Telephone:
(52) 55  5515-4908  


On the exterior a house like any other, in a district like any other; inside, an intimate world of spatial sensations, where colours and light shape a house that is unique.

Located in a modest district next to the Second Section of Chapultepec, the Luis Barragán House, declared Cultural Heritage of the world by the UNESCO in 2004, stands sober, almost windowless in its street façade; a façade marked by time as its creator wanted it to be, the architect Luis Barragán, winner of the Pritzker prize in 1980.

Going in, white walls tinted with yellow light, rustic wood above stone pavements sensually open a path among spaces that reveal themselves very slowly, like riddles you discover with your senses. There are books, symbols, a mysterious garden which shows different depths among trees and plants. A patio with the sound of dripping water, a stairway summarized to its minimum, elevating its expression to the maximum; made famous in a quiet room, in peace like so little places today. Another stairway, painted by golden reflections, goes up to a patio which has the sky as its ceiling and human imagination as its limit.

Today, this hidden paradise in the area of Tacubaya can be visited and its builder’s life can be discovered, in a space of constant inspiration for artists and architects all around the world.

This outstanding place is still as its owner left it, but it also houses temporary exhibitions as well as functioning as a workshop for students from all over the world. It has a library specialized in design in which one can organize visits to other buildings designed by this architect in Mexico City.

For more information visit the following webpage:

 http://www.casaluisbarragan.org/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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