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Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín was a revolutionary Mexican architect and engineer. His work has influenced contemporary architects through visual and conceptual aspects. His use of bold colours and minimalism lead him to winning the Pritzker Prize in 1980, the highest award in architecture. His personal home, the Luis Barragán House and Studio, was declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site in 2004.

Luis home / Source: Tumblr, Casaluisbarragan, Design Byproxy

Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.” – L.B

One of his best known projects is the work he did on San Cristóbal Equestrian Estates. Completed in 1968, the 7.5-acre property has a four-bedroom main house, a staff apartment, and two pools: one for people and another for horses.

San Cristóbal Equestrian Estates ft. Freya Earrings — Source: Magnum Photos

Luis’s vision of architecture as a work of art and his unique use of colour brings a special energy and sensation. Bazaar editorial of Spanish-inflected pieces at Luis Barragán’s San Cristóbal ranch in Mexico City is the perfect example.


Photographs by Camilla Akrans and Styling by Elissa Santisi for Harpers Bazaar.

 “Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.” – L.B

Luis use of colour, texture and geometric shapes is something that is both bold and beautiful. His work transports you to another place and time, where horses take baths in sunny Mexico, it’s wanderlust and we love it.

Lola Cuff — Source: Globo SOSO