The Contemporary Mexican Style: Andres Casillas

It was in 1966 when Luis Barragán was commissioned with the design of the Cuadra San Cristóbal equestrian estate, located in the outskirts of Mexico City. The project was designed by Luis Barragán in collaboration with his chief architect Andrés Casillas de Alba, and completed in 1968. Casillas, also from …

The Contemporary Mexican Style: Antonio Attolini Lack

For many critics Mexican architects Ricardo Legorreta and Antonio Attolini Lack were the inheritors of the so called Barragán “emotional architecture”. The term “emotional architecture” is the name given to the style of modernist architecture conceived by German émigré architect and sculptor Mathias Goeritz; formulated in 1954 through his “Emotional …

The Contemporary Mexican Style: Ricardo Legorreta

Contemporary Mexican Architecture was born in the second half of the 20th Century, different from all architecture styles; it uses as a reference the modern architecture movement but it does not use the typical Neocolonial or Californian language. Ricardo Legorreta is one of contemporary Mexican architecture´s most talented, prolific and …

The revival of the Butaque Chair in Mexican Mid Century Modern Furniture Design – Part 5

continued from part #4 The perfect finale for the Porset-Barragán-Sordo Madaleno butaque chair designs chapter is Mexican muralist, painter and designer Xavier Guerrero. Guerrero was Clara Porset’s silent partner, the quiet husband who was behind many of Clara Porset’s iconic furniture designs, including some of her best known butaca chair …