Volterre Loves: The Colorful Repose of Luis Barragán's Architecture
Known for his bright colorblocking, signature use of pink, and geometric shapes, Mexican midcentury-modern architect Luis Barragán has been at the top of our obsession list.
With a reputation for playing with surreal cubist shapes that starkly contrast, yet complement, the natural backdrops surrounding his work, he’s a true master of composition. Barragán’s work, which can be found throughout his home country of Mexico, often displays clever studies of color and and light: Angled window cut-outs create repetitive shadows against the earth, while geometric pools are juxtaposed against warm-hued facades.
Barragán’s work gives off a energy of lighthearted leisure - creating settings perfect for the women of Jacquemus’ ‘La Bomba’ or Sim Aaron’s luxurious European vacationers. We’re just about ready to take off to Mexico City and lounge by a Barragán pool - now all we need is a pair of color-spiked sunglasses to match the setting.