Luis Barragán was a Mexican architect awarded in 1980 with the Pritzker Prize. We recommend three places to get to know his work.
1. Casa Estudio Luis Barragán
Built in 1948, the Casa Estudio Luis Barragán is considered a representative work of contemporary architecture, which allowed it to receive the title of World Heritage by UNESCO. It is currently owned by the Jalisco government and serves as a museum.
Gral. Francisco Ramírez 12-14, Ampliación Daniel Garza, Amp Daniel Garza, 11840 Ciudad de México, CDMX
2. Capilla de las Capuchinas
The construction of this temple lasted about seven years and is unique for its minimalism. Its saffron walls and sunlight create a special aura that invites contemplation. Unlike other sacred spaces of Catholicism, the Barragán chapel gives more importance to revelation, emptiness and light. The visit is by appointment.
Miguel Hidalgo 43, Tlalpan Centro I, 14000 Ciudad de México, CDMX
3. Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto
Acquired by the art collector César Cervantes, this building was restored to protect the architectural legacy of Barragán. This work plays with the Pedregal volcanic rock landscape and the modern buildings of the Tapatio architect. Currently the Tetetlán restaurant is part of the complex. You can visit the house by appointment.
Av. de Las Fuentes 180, Jardines del Pedregal, 01900 Ciudad de México, CDMX