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Agustín Hernández Navarro, Hernández House, Mexico City, (1973)

Unlike “critical realism” based in vernacular traditions (arquitectura popular), Navarro’s “emotional architecture” (his term) draws from symbols of famous Pre-Columbian archaeological sites and monumental structures of historical significance.  Formally abstracted and articulated in industrial/contemporary materials, his buildings are not abstract Modernism of the International, placeless order: the elements of Navarro’s architecture remain recognizable, communicative, literal (although, as in the case of any abstraction, sometimes to intended, and sometimes unintended, effects).

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