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In Residence: Inside Casa Gilardi, Luis Barragán's Final House Design

In Residence: Inside Casa Gilardi, Luis Barragán's Final House Design

I want you to let me do all the ideas I still have in my head.

In the latest installment of the In Residence series, NOWNESS visits the last house designed by legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán, Casa Gilardi. By the time current homeowner Martin Luque and advertising agency partner Pancho Gilardi approached Barragán to ask for a house design in 1975, the architect had already formally retired. He originally declined to take on the project – until he made a visit the site, where he was captivated by a remarkably beautiful jacaranda tree. Changing his mind, Barragán remarked, “Don’t chop down this tree, because the house will be built around it.”

Check out the video to learn the rest of the story behind the masterwork and to see the vibrant house as it stands today.

Video via NOWNESS.

Clásicos de Arquitectura: Casa Gilardi / Luis Barragán

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Patrick Lynch
Cite: Patrick Lynch. "In Residence: Inside Casa Gilardi, Luis Barragán's Final House Design" 03 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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