By Amber Coldwell
In 1931 Barragan spent three months in New York, where he befriended the artist Jose Clemente Orozco. then he returned to Paris and in Paris he met Le Corbusier and landscape architect, Ferdinand Bac. Then in 1940, Barragan planned and designed seven gardens including one for his own house, it was called Francisco Ramirez. Sadly in 1945 Barragan planned a new development in El Pedegral, a lava field outside Mexico City: a highly influential in architectural circles, but it was highly unsuccessful.
As well as being unsuccessful in one project, Barragan's next design was a massive part of his career. it was called the Tlalpan Convent, a great spectacle of his use of colour and light. which he began to develop in 1954 and it was eventually finished in 1958. whilst he was coming to the end of designing the Tlalpan Convent, a new task arrived in 1957 designed the Torri Satelite, a cluster of towers on a traffic intersection in Mexico City. After a long period in Mexico, a book by the architect Emilio Ambasz, restored Barragan's work to its international reputation, in 1975. then amazingly in 1977 a whole exhibition was dedicated to Barragan's wonderful work at MoMA, in New York. after his own exhibition Barragan was on a roll, because he achieved to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize for his unique architecture. Then after many worth-while years Luis Barragan met his match and sadly died in 1988 on the 22nd of November, in Mexico City. his relatives kindly buried him in Guadalajara, his home town.