Construction year: 1968
Architect(s): Luis Barragán
Address: Av. Juárez 59B, Los Clubes, 52957 Ciudad López Mateos, Méx., Mexico
City/Town: MEXICO CITY
Latitude/Longitude: 19.575476, -99.2254993
Cuadra San Cristóbal is part of the Los Cubles project, which also includes the Egerstrom House and the Fountain of Lovers and was developed for Folke Egerstrom family. It is located on the street Manantial East 20, Atizapan, a suburb of the Mexico City. The main characteristics in Louis Barragán’s works is the art of emotional architecture, something that is obvious in Cuadra San Cristóbal revealing the tendency of the architect to create spaces without any particular order, but full of emotion and poetics.
The symbolism can create spaces that do not exist elsewhere and the architectural synthesis of the symbols exposes fundamental questions of life that can be expressed through the water, the geometric abstraction and also the color planes. Pink palette of colors are dedicated to the animals, the horse and the more neutral palette in the human.
The outer space between Cuadra San Cristóbal and the street is divided by a long wall as a border with a garden on the one side and the service wing to the other.
Cuadra San Cristóbal is a combination of experimental works in the international modern movement,
while also presenting the architectural elements of the ranchos and the haciendas of traditional Mexico exposing the oneiric projection, and a position concerning architectural culture.