In Residence: Casa Gilardi / César Pesquera / NOWNESS / 2016

In Residence: Casa Gilardi / César Pesquera / NOWNESS / 2016


Footnotes

His most recent work illustrated here (a house for a bachelor) could possibly be seen as introverted, planned around a patio or a tree. Or as a feature of the landscape. Or as an expression of the sensuality of colours and of the play of light. However, he offers us no words as to the outcome. Spaces interest him more than words. Here, as on previous occasions, he has constructed architecture in his own way, devoid of intentions or hidden allusions, without quotations or deliberate complexities. ➡︎

He continued to revise and refine his work as his ideas evolved, both at the construction stage and beyond -- one of his clients, Francisco Gilardi, recalls coming back one day to find Barragán taking a pickax to one of the floors of his nearly completed house. ➡︎


Extras

◼︎ Clásicos de Arquitectura: Casa Gilardi / Luis Barragán / Plataforma Arquitectura

 Luis Barragán / Kim Zwarts / 1988

Vámonos Part 2: At Home with Barragán / Bobby Kim / The Hundreds / 2016

Luis Barragán ,Casa Gilardi, Mexico, 1976 / Atlas of Interiors: maquette of architecture masterpieces

40 años de la Casa Gilardi de Luis Barragán / María Bustamante Harfush / Obras


Sources

▶︎ In Residence: Casa Gilardi / César Pesquera / NOWNESS / 2016

◼︎ Luis Barragán: Seclusion and Serenity / Olivier Boissière / Domus 611 / November 1980

◼︎ In Mexico City, a Quiet Revelation / John Pawson / The New York Times / 2002


The 11th Hour with Robert Lipsyte: Visionary Architecture: Unbuilt New York / Channel 13 / 6 January 1989

The 11th Hour with Robert Lipsyte: Visionary Architecture: Unbuilt New York / Channel 13 / 6 January 1989

Retraite: Calpe 2015 / ETRE-FORT

Retraite: Calpe 2015 / ETRE-FORT