Studio Zung Inspires | Casa Luis Barragán

Built in 1948 and located in the Miguel Hidalgo district of Mexico City, Casa Luis Barragán was the abode for the lauded architect, Luis Barragán, the father of Mexican Modernism, until his death in 1988. Praised in the Pritzker Prize laudatio, his home merges traditional and vernacular elements of architecture into a “sublime act of poetic imagination.” Barragán creates an impeccable synergy between the old and new, embracing new principles of Modernism while remaining deeply rooted in the Mexican tradition.

A mecca for architects and art connoisseurs alike from all around the globe, it is the only private residence in Latin America to have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Large unobstructed views from pure geometric forms, hues of bright primary colors, and Barragán's ingenious command of natural light creates a symphony only to be fully appreciated in person, through all of our five senses. 

 “My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.” — Luis Barragán


Large floor to ceiling windows showing a thin steel structure in a cross shape. Natural light trickles in through the lush greenery we see through the windows


Geometric forms in colorful blocks of pink, red, and white stand in the background with a horse and it's human companion walking across. A body of pool water is layered in the foreground
Pink wall and a staircase that looks floating mid-air at Casa Luis Barragan
A table and three chairs stand to the left of the room as dramatic light streams through the window on the right making the room yellow. Ceiling shows six beam trusses.
Images via Casa Luis BarraganNew York Times, Wallpaper