Mexican Modern

Modernism in Mexico has a long and popular history. Luis Barragan and Ricardo Legorreta, perhaps Mexico's most well-known architects, practiced Modernism with a unique Mexican flair.

In Mexico, modernism is most often defined as having clean lines, with form and texture, rather than ornament, defining the style.  Interest is created by utilizing a variety of materials to create contrast, and orienting the forms in ways that create areas of light and shadow.

Traditionally, "Modernism" was defined by the European white box.  In Mexico, modern architects often use materials of varying colors and textures, like stucco mixed with stone, as well as, brightly painted walls in the manner of Barragan.

The images below provide examples of modern architecture for your reference.  If there is an image that resonates with you, we ask that you submit the form below and let us know what you like.

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