Thinking through things: 12 y 14 de la Calle Ramirez. Tacubaya, Mexico City: Luis Barragán's grounds
How do Architects contribute to the constitution of a cultural world? This is the question pursued throughout this dissertation. The argument proposed here is that architects contribute by thinking through things. Thinking through things is understood in two different but related ways. First, as the thematization of the conditions of reciprocity between the Human body and the world: the here of the body, the horizon and the strata of sense. And second, as the exploration of three fundamental architectural themes: being located, being contained and being accompanied. Arguing that each of these themes owes its origin to the thematization of one of the conditions of reciprocity: being located on the thematization of the here of the body, being contained on the thematization of the horizon and being accompanied on the thematization of the strata of sense.
This inquiry is directed by the descriptions and interpretations of the house the Mexican Architect Luis Barragán built for himself in Tacubaya, Mexico City.