Casa Pedregal Designed by Luis Barragán       When modernist architect Luis Barragan and his friends began hiking in Mexico City's El Pedregal region, their bodies must have stumbled, twisted, and scratched on the hard, uneven, jagged, sharply-textured lava floor. In the early 1940s, it was an area untouched by urban development and had a colonial history to some extent -- because it was uninhabitable. Undeterred by this recreational abuse, however, Barragan envisioned a residential community -- an architectural project that aspired to combine urbanization and ecosystem conservation. Designed and built between 1947 and 1950, one of the earliest houses was the Casa Pedregal. Casa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis BarragánCasa Pedregal Designed by Luis Barragán

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