Luis Barragán Architecture
As I grow older, I fall harder for architecture and interior design. The art of creating a surrounding space to uplift our lives in whichever way we choose is so impactful to our well beings. It shapes our days and dictates our moods. When given the opportunity to witness this on a genius level and be flipped upside down with inspiration it's like walking through a dream. On our last day in Mexico City, we were treated with a chance to do just that. I had no other choice than to dedicate a full post to works of Luis Barragán, an architectural mastermind.
Our first tour was through Casa Pedregal. The exterior is a bright peachy pink and once you enter, its spacious and beautiful rooms leave you speechless. We all walked through slowly and quietly, almost as if someone was watching us make our way through.
The second home we visited was Casa Gilardi and Barragán's latest work. He took on the project under two conditions presented by the owner: there had to to be a pool and the jacaranda tree had to stay in the sun. This house was my favorite and I felt starstruck walking in because of the countless photos I had seen online. It's humble and unbelievably stunning.
On the lower level straight through the main entrance is a hallway that leads to the dining room which also houses the pool. You're presented with a golden yellow filled space created by vertical panels of colored glass. When the double doors at the end of the hall are opened, its like you're watching a sequence of primary colors flow together perfectly.
I'm obsessed with every detail. Our young tour guide who actually lives in this house explained that he's currently studying architecture AND he had a husky running around with us. What do I need to do to move in and approximately how soon can it happen?! This level of design got me thinking about so much. I'm gonna go start painting (mostly with pinks) and never stop.