History of Architecture 47. Botta, Scarpa, Piano and Rogers. Transformations in Modern Architecture. CAN Park Place. ‘CNA Park Place . Los Angeles. Langdon and Wilson. 1968. John Andrews. Scarborough. Scarborough Town Center . University of Toronto. John Andrews. 1963. Luis Barragan.
‘CNA Park Place. Los Angeles. Langdon and Wilson. 1968
Scarborough Town Center. University of Toronto. John Andrews. 1963
“Having walked through a dark and narrow tunnel of the Alhambra, I suddenly emerged into the serene, silent and solitary Court of the Myrtles … I had the feeling that it enclosed what a perfect garden, no matter its size, should enclose; nothing less than the entire universe.”
Alhambra. Court of the Myrtles. Granada, Spain
“Aesthetic and moral intent as an ideal of architecture in Barragan’s work could be summarized in the form of a story, specifically the one into which ferdinand Bac’s “Les Jardines Enchantes” opens. The books text and pictures had a strong influence on Barragan and his circle.”
In view of the radicalism exerted by contemporary international (modern) architecture, Barragan’s work is an exception, an act of disobedience.
His buildings evoke emotions and sensations that are generally overlooked; inner experience, remoteness, fantasy, and nostalgia.
Barrgan’s work challenges the now ubiquitous glazed – nowadays even mirrored – curtain wall.
From Barragan – The Complete Works. Raul Rispa Editor.
(left) )rtega House. 1942.. (right) Saadi tombs. Marrakech, Morocco.
Efrain Gonzalez Luna House. Guadalajara, Mexico. 1927 Barragan
Las Arboledas Etate. Muro Rojo (Red Wall) 1958 Barragan
Los Clubes Estate. 1964 Barragan
Casa Gilardi 1976 Barragan
Egerstrom House and Stables 1967 Barragan
Maison de la Culture. Le Havre. Oscar Niemeyer
Cathedrale de Brasilia Oscar Niemeyer
Abertura. Oscar Niemeyer
Querini Garden. Carlo Scarpa 1959
Canova Museum Carlo Scarpa
Villa at Massagne. Mario Botta
SFMOMA. Mario Botta. 1995
Monument to Partisans. Aldo Rossi. Segrate. 1965
Edmondo de Amicis School Aldo Rossi. Broni. 1970
Teatro del Mundo Aldo Rossi. Venice. 1979
Centro Torri Commercial Center Aldo Rossi. Parma.
Pirugia Center Aldo Rossi
Sir Norman Foster
Renault Distribution Center. Norman Foster
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Norman Foster
Commerzbank Headquarters. Frankfurt. Norman Foster
Carre d’art. Nimes. France. Norman Foster
Sainsbury’s London. Norman Foster
Citicorp Building. New York. Photo by c clancy. 2005
Millenium Tower. Hong Kong. Proposal. Norman Foster