Luis Barragán

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Birthday
9, 1902
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Nov 22, 1988 (86)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
9, 1902
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Nov 22, 1988 (86)

About

Modernist architect who designed notable residential communities in Mexico, including the San Cristobal Estates equestrian development, Torres de Satélite, and exclusive residential area Las Arboledas.

Before Fame

He studied engineering at the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in Guadalajara, from which he graduated in 1923. He then toured Spain and France, where he was introduced to the literature of writer-designer-artist Ferdinand Bac, who became a major source of inspiration for him.

Trivia

He strove to create "emotional architecture" in spite of the functionalism of modernism.

Family Life

His family was residing in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, when he was born. He married and had three children.

Associated With

He hailed from the same country as musician Carlos Santana.