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Garden Visit: Casa Pedregal

Fusing architecture and landscape, Casa Prieto-López was designed from 1947-1951 by Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize winner Luis Barragán. On a recent visit to Mexico City, I toured this iconic project, now renamed Casa Pedregal by businessman and collector César Cervantes, who from 2013 to 2016 restored the home with architect Jorge Covarrubias. 

The landscape too, underwent restoration. We were surprised to learn that previous owners had completely earthed-in the ravine opposite the home, fearful for their children’s safety.  The ravine was painstakingly revealed, and today the home again exists in dialogue with the dramatic lava ecosystem.

“I don’t divide architecture, landscape, and gardening. To me, they are one.”

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