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How Luis Barragán Used Light to Make Us See Color

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

How Luis Barragán Used Light to Make Us See Color

© 2018 Barragan Foundation, Switzerland/SOMAAP; Fred Sandback Archive
In Luis Barragán's poetic imagination color plays as significant a role as dimension or space. Rough textures and water reflections heighten the impact of bright sunlight in his colorful buildings. But where does such vibrancy come from and how is it heightened by the architecture itself?
© 2018 Barragan Foundation, Switzerland/SOMAAP; Fred Sandback Archive
Protecting Walls The walls in Barragán's architecture not only carefully frame views, but also cast shadow or render the play of shadows by trees. His compositions include walls with both rough and smooth textures. The rough texture originates from pea-gravel mortar applied to brick and creates vivid, irregular patterns and emphasizes a tactile dimension. By contrast, the smooth texture comes from a regular mortar surface and forms a silent, abstract scenery, offering a contemplative canvas for light beams moving across the wall. While the overall structure of his walls is kept...

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