Legorreta Vilchis, Ricardo

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Legorreta Vilchis, Ricardo (1931– ). Mexican architect, after the death of Barragán regarded as one of the most distinguished working in that country at the end of C20. Best known for his adaptations of vernacular and other styles, as in his Camino Real hotels at Baja, California, Mexico City (1972), Cancun, Quintana Roo (1975–9), and Ixtapa, Guerrero (1981), his work extends to other concerns, notably his expression of walls as major architectural elements (with emphasis on solids rather than voids) reflecting Mexican architecture before the invasion of International Modernism and its ubiquitous Corbusian pilotis. Examples of his work are the Contemporary Art Museum, Paloma, Mexico (1991), and the series of buildings for the Westlake/Southlake Development, Solana, near Dallas, TX, including the Village Center, the Real Estate Office Building, the IBM Offices, and the Greenberg House, Los Angeles, CA (1991).

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