Luis Barragán’s architecture is familiar thanks to a small number of carefully selected photographs. A certain idea of his work has thus been built up, thanks in particular to his long collaboration with the photographer Armando Salas Portugal. The result is a special aura around spaces that have often become iconic, not through their visit, but through their representation.
During the workshop Appropriate Barragán, MAIA students from HEAD – Genève and the Universidad Centro Mexico developed new images around the work of the architect with Bas Princen. Approached through Casa Luis Barragán and Casa Pedregal, formerly Casa Prieto López, the work of Luis Barragán has also been studied through the visit of Convento de las Capuchinas and Casa Gilardi. The Barragán Foundation, hosted by the Vitra Campus, generously inaugurated the workshop by welcoming the students to its new gallery.
Workshop Leader: Bas Princen
Assistant: Damien Greder
HEAD supervisor: Dr. Javier F. Contreras
CENTRO supervisor: Miquel Adrià
Ma. Fernanda Chávez