Luis Barragán

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Luis Barragán
Luis Barragán Morfín.JPG
Born(1902-03-09)March 9, 1902
DiedNovember 22, 1988 (aged 86)
Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityMexican
OccupationArchitect
AwardsPritzker Prize
BuildingsTorres de Satélite

Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín (March 9, 1902 – November 22, 1988) was a Mexican architect and engineer. His work were inspired by contemporary architects visually and conceptually.[1] Barragán's buildings are visited by international students and professors of architecture.[2]

Barragán won the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in architecture, in 1980. His personal home, the Luis Barragán House and Studio, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Barragán died on November 22, 1988 in Mexico City of Parkinson's disease at the age of 86.

References[change | change source]

  1. Estelle Jackson, "Luis Barragán Morfin," in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, vol. 2, pp. 293-94. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1996.
  2. Barragán, Luis (2000). Escritos y conversaciones. MADRID: El Croquis. pp. 72–89. ISBN 84-88386-17-6.

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