Luis Barragan won the Pritzer Prize in 1980 and the house and studio he designed for himself in Mexico City is now a World Heritage Site. But his works and his influence have since largely been overlooked, in large part because his archives have been sealed in a vault in Basel, Switzerland since 1995. Here is one conceptual artists intricate plan to gain access to it.
The Architect who became a Diamond
By Alice Gregory
The New Yorker
August 1, 2016 issue