In Awe

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I finally got to visit a home designed by an architect whose work I have greatly admired for years. The architect is Luis Barragan and this Mexico City casa he designed for one of his clients, did not disappoint.

Barragan was inspired by the Modernist movement but he rejected the “machine for living” approach in favor of one that embraced emotional architecture. He used bright vivid colors and surrounded his homes with super high walls to keep the focus on the architecture versus the view. One signature quirky nuance of his was to hang paintings slightly off-center. Why be predictable? The effect is dazzling.


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