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Casa Luis Barragán

Story by This Honest Life July 12th, 2016

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

One of the highlights, of a recent trip to Mexico City, was visiting the former home and studio of the Mexican architect, Luis Barragán. His home is tucked away in an unassuming area of town, next to a noisy highway and hidden within tall walls of plain gray concrete. You wouldn’t expect the beauty you’d find within by simply walking past it on the street.

I took so many photos of this place, that I decided to make a blog post about this on it’s own. So stayed tuned for the rest of my photos from Mexico City.


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COLORED LIGHT

Luis’ home is a dialogue of light and space. Every room feels like a painting with a single direction light source. There are no fixed lights in the walls or ceilings and every corner posses amazing contrast between dark and musty and bright and airy. The way natural light enters and bounces throughout the house, off earthy hued walls and through amber tinted glass, paints your eyes like a sepia vintage photograph.

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DON'T MISS IT

The tour of Casa Luis Barragán was phenomenal. So many people recommended it to us, but not many people have actually been. This is because a lot of people make the mistake of not booking well ahead of time. Tour groups are small (no larger than 6 - 8) people and they only run a few per day. If you are heading to Mexico City. Just do it. Make an appointment and lock it in before you even book your airfares.

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Footnote: Shot on my FujiFilm XT-1
Luis Barragán House and Studio, Ampliación Daniel Garza, Mexico City, Mexico