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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Luis Barragán House and Studio is a house and studio built in 1947 in Tacubaya, Mexico City, that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. The house belonged to renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

The three storey Luis Barragán house has a total built-up area of 1,161 sq m. What makes it especially outstanding was Barragán's integration of modern architecture with traditional artistic and vernacular elements, to create a design that has influential impact of Mexican contemporary design of gardens, plazas and landscapes.


Luis Barragán House and Studio, Mexico City
Luis Barragán House and Studio, Mexico City
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The plain street-side façade of the Luis Barragán house blends in with other houses along the street, General Francisco Ramírez. It is entered via small entrance, painted a vivid pink with yellow spaces - bright colors have always been a hallmark of Barragán.

Although trained as an engineer, Luis Barragán became a self-taught architect. His early career was in real estate management. The property on which he built his house was probably acquired in 1939, just when he shifted his interest from real estate to architecture. The house straddles two adjacent plots.

Luis Barragán House and Studio was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, 28 June - 7 July, 2004.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N19 25 6 W99 11 54 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II
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