Luis Barragán

Mexican architect 1902-1988

Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín (March 9, 1902 – November 22, 1988) was a Mexican architect and engineer. His work were inspired by contemporary architects visually and conceptually.[1] Barragán's buildings are visited by international students and professors of architecture.[2]

Luis Barragán
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Born(1902-03-09)March 9, 1902
DiedNovember 22, 1988 (aged 86)
Mexico City, Mexico
AwardsPritzker Prize
BuildingsTorres de Satélite

Barragán won the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in architecture, in 1980. His personal home, the Luis Barragán House and Studio, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Barragán died on November 22, 1988 in Mexico City of Parkinson's disease at the age of 86.


  1. Estelle Jackson, "Luis Barragán Morfin," in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, vol. 2, pp. 293-94. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1996.
  2. Barragán, Luis (2000). Escritos y conversaciones. MADRID: El Croquis. pp. 72–89. ISBN 84-88386-17-6.

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