Casa Amalia [1971]

Agustín Hernández Navarro

‘Today’s architecture has to have something from yesterday, but much more of tomorrow.”

Agustin Hernandez Navarro’s architectural career is rooted in monument, theory and, without doubt, its own brand of poetry. His 1989 work Gravity, Geometry and Symbolism details this by an elaboration on human relations with built forms and his extensive incorporation of indigenous motifs and experimentation with materials has left a bold mark on the Mexican architectural scene. Casa Amalia, operating on a residential scale comprises one of his smaller works and demonstrates a stark playfulness of form, with a rigid geometry colliding with a more organic, curvilinear form as planes project, splay and seem to fall from irregular ceilings.

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