Luis Barragan was one of Mexico’s most important architects of the twentieth century, won the Pritzker Prize in 1980. Barragan is one of the most influential architects of Mexican modernity, his work is evident in current architects not only visual but conceptual aspects.
In 2004, his home studio in the Tacubaya district of Mexico City was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. So far the only single property in Latin America with that distinction.
"Me he dedicado a la arquitectura ‘como un acto sublime de la imaginación poética’… En mi se premia a todo aquel que persigue la poesía y la belleza".
"I’ve dedicated to architecture ‘as a sublime act of poetic imagination’ In me is rewarded to anyone who seeks poetry and beauty."
Luis Barragán (1902-1988)