From the contrast of the humble exterior, which respectfully sits within the dense, low-scale working class neighborhood, to the absolute mastery of spatial sequence, color, light, and texture, it is truly one of the richest architectural experiences I’ve ever had. What struck me the most was how dynamic the entire house is despite the static nature of the structure. Spaces continually transform with even the slightest change in perspective, which is particularly impressive considering how heavy the architecture feels through the use of brutal materials, proportions, lighting, and detailing (even down to the furniture).
Barragan’s control over how these areas unfold is unparalleled; each room is perfectly cropped to maintain the intimacy of its boundary, yet reveals just enough about the rest of the house to reinforce a larger context. Each of these gestures articulates a particular mood based on its function, whether it is a relationship to nature, a historical/contextual gesture, or a sense of weight and shelter. Even the roof terrace, with its large brightly painted bulkheads and parapets, is a tremendous play on scale, perspective, and movement. Truly an inimitable masterwork."
Cultura locale e Neoplasticismo con speciale riferimento a Frederick Kiesler, optandoper l'inserto dei piani che si sovrappongono e si intercettano, per la fluidità di spazi, che si collegano gli uni agli altri senza mai perdere la loro individualità, materializzando una singolareelaborazione dell' "endless" o spazio senza fine.