Day dreaming about Luis Barragán's colours and shadows.

I am currently day dreaming about Luis Barragán’s incredibly coloured buildings. Barrágn was a Mexican architect who created colour saturated buildings which used shadow and water. He was awarded the Pritzker Prize for architect for his buildings named “a sublime act of poetic imagination”.

 Casa Gilardi (Gilardi House) by Luis Barragan, 1976, Tacubaya, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Casa Gilardi (Gilardi House) by Luis Barragan, 1976, Tacubaya, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Barágan described his ideals as being amazement, enchantment, serenity, silence and intimacy. He sounds perfect and I love his colour palette and use of shadows and geometry which capture those ideals perfectly, in a heart achingly beautiful way, I can’t imagin actually being there.

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