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Major Works of Luis Barragán
Luis Barragán Morfin (Guadalajara, 9 March 1902 - Mexico City, 22 November 1988) is considered the most important Mexican architect of the 20th century. Educated as an engineer, he graduated from the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in 1923 and was self-trained as an architect. After graduation, he travelled extensively through Spain, France (where he attended lectures of Le Corbusier), and Morocco. He practiced architecture in Guadalajara from 1927-1936, and in Mexico City thereafter. A unique feature, as can be seen in many of his residential interiors and fountain features, is the typical tall (3.5m [12ft.] or more) coloured walls, which he borrowed and modified from traditional Mexican building. He situated many of his designs amidst natural backdrops, such as lava rock outcrops and groves of trees. His understanding of aesthetics allowed him to design urban landmarks as well as furniture and gardens. Although the number of works he completed is not great, they have allowed him to become an influential figure in the world of landscape and architectural design, as well as object design. In 1980, he became the second winner of the Pritzker Prize. His house and studio, built in 1948 in Mexico City, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.