Ricardo Legorreta Arquitectos
Magna Solidaridad Library, Monterrey, Mexico, 1994
The Mexican architect, one of the greatest of his generation, dedicated his career to definition of the urban fabric with buildings which are invariably conceived as forms of the landscape.
He believes that a return to local roots and design is essential: his interpretation of Latin American culture is based on use of local colours and materials in a personalised interpretation of regional tradition. His master was none other than the great Barragán.
Legorreta uses colour to add life to plastered surfaces and create reflective screens of luminous energy which inundate his spaces with different hues.