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Luis Barragán

Barragán in 1960s.
Born (1902-03-09)March 9, 1902
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died November 22, 1988 (aged 86)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Architect
Awards Pritzker Prize
Buildings Torres de Satélite

Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.
It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.
Luis Barragan
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
Luis Barragan
Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.
Luis Barragan
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
Luis Barragan
I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
Luis Barragan
Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
Luis Barragan