Juan O’Gorman in his house outside Mexico City (1950´s)

O’Gorman’s own house outside Mexico City (1953–56, demolished in 1969) was considered his most extraordinary work. It was in part a natural cave and was designed to harmonize with the lava formations of the landscape. Decorated with mosaic symbols and images from Aztec mythology, it marked his eventual rejection of Functionalism in favor of an approach that united modern structural designs with indigenous Mexican decorative motifs.

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