Famous Minimalist Architect Luis Barragan
Minimalist Architect Barragan perceives architecture as a superior act of poetic imagination. He creates gardens, squares and fountains with intrusive beauty, such as metaphysical landscapes for meditation and communication. A stoic perception of loneliness as human fate has made his projects complete. His loneliness is cosmic and his favourite place for temporary inhabitation is Mexico.
His own house – his most valuable project, is earthen, its garden being a place where one feels inner peace, the temple – a place where passions and desires can be shown in full and faith can be pronounced. The garden is a myth for the beginning and the temple – one for the past. According to the Famous Minimalist Architect, architecture is a form, which man gives to his life between the two contrasting points. The house and atelier of Luis Barragan are build in 1948 in the suburbs of Mexico City and are an impressive example of architecture from the period of World War II. The concrete building, consisting of a ground storey and two more storeys up with an adjacent yard area, are a combination of the traditional art and native elements with innovative ideas, which mostly affect the garden’s formation, area and greenery.