Like a modernday Cleopatra on In its clean lines, huge proportions, and impressive volume, a new generation of architects has discovered a layer of authentically Mexican ingredients to add to the nations contemporary expression in architecture and design. For Juan Sordo Madaleno, La Laja was a source of inspiration and a canvas for experimenting with creative ideas. A square table seating sixteen takes pride of place in the dining room. A gold leaf painting by Mathias Goeritz hangs on a massive Mexican pink wall, while colored glass containers and church candles add ambience. Sunshine filtered through high ojo de buey windows combines with candlelight to create a soft light in the chapel. An orange painted wall provides the backdrop to the altar. The proportions of the chapel are exactly those of the hacienda granarias, which also inspired the interior proportions of the architecture of Luis Barragan. Like a modernday Cleopatra 2016.
Like a modernday Cleopatra