Cuadra San Cristobal: A Modernist Experiment in Mexico City
Back in February 2018, AD announced that architect Luis Barragán's pink-walled masterwork of Mexican modernism, Cuadra San Cristóbal, was open to the public—as a gallery space. Plenty Instagram posts and design focused-selfies later, the place has become one of the most photographed architectural location of 2018. So, let's find out a bit of history behind this colorful and experimental piece.
The location has become most visually famous for its particular courtyard, a combination of sweeping geometric volumes in earth tones and pink hues. The structures seem to reveal the tendency of Barragán to create spaces without any particular order, but still full of emotion and poetry.
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