On the exterior a house like any other, in a
district like any other; inside, an intimate world
of spatial sensations, where
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.
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