A flying carpet floats in the garden of Barragán's studio house

The intervention of the Japanese architect Hasegawa in the garden of Luis Barragán's house-studio in Mexico City avoids the functional logic of circulation to pursue beauty and poetry.

A structural frame made of steel profiles, covered by a continuous surface of circular section pipes, winds through the plants and shrubs planted in the middle of the garden of Louis Barragán's studio-house, built after the Second World War.

A silvery river flows through the garden. The sinuous path introduced by the Japanese architect Go Hasegawa echoes the famous cantilevered staircase designed by Barragán between the library and the mezzanine of the same house, with the purpose of avoiding a linear and direct connection and turn it into an unexpected experience in space.

That same intimate balance between nature and artifice typical of Barragán's gardens, in which the integrity of the ecosystem is combined with the colour and materials of the architecture to generate vibration, magic and silence, is sought and preserved in Hasegawa's intervention through the lightness and the ethereal character of Japanese architecture.

Flying Carpet
Design Go Hasegawa & Associates
Project team:
Go Hasegawa, Tachi Asai, Hikari Masuyama Virgina Grimaldi, Henry Peters
Luis Barragan's home-studio. Jardin 17 General Francisco Ramírez, Mexico City
Alejandra Rodríguez, Santiago Llamas
Structural Engineering:
Ohno Japan Hirofumi Ohno, Ryuhei Fujita
Construction & Execution:
Francisco Espinosa, Fermín Espinosa, Gerardo Salinas
Gabriela Bermeo
Art & Graphic Design:
Jacobo Mendoza

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