Luis Barragan

Luis Barragan

Biography

Author Profession: Mexican architect
Born: March 09, 1902
Died: November 22, 1988
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.

It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.

Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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