A Model For The Garden — Inspired By Barragan

Model from Masters Thesis in Architecture
As my masters thesis project was based in Mexico City, I looked to Luis Barragán to inspire the colour palette. Rather than make an overly literal representation of the site, I used colours to produce a programmatic model that could be read aside corresponding plans. The model was made using a combination of lasercut pieces and cnc-routed masses that I then hand painted. It sits on a cnc-routed base, which I also hand painted, with the louvres cut in paper by hand.


I acknowledge the traditional owners of the unceded land on which I work and live — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Emma Lipschitz is a designer, drafter and maker who has been working professionally in architecture and design for over seven years. She has worked in Naarm/Melbourne and Mexico with firms such as Kennedy Nolan, Javier Sánchez Arquitectos and Comunal Taller.  She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Architecture (Hons).

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