Mexico City is quite famous for its multiform and spectacular architecture. Here are a few examples that show off the core of these state-of-the-art constructions.
The Nautilus House (2007), by architect Javier Senosiain.
This is called Arquitectura Organica (“organic architecture”) used to build homes that take inspiration from nature and aimed to provide a balance of natural hamony. Senosiain is a pioneer of this typ of architecture.
He calls these spaces “Bioarquitectura,” a quest to build a domestic living space similar to a womb.
He makes liberal use of curved, organic lines.
And his rooms and living spaces have a pod-like feeling.
The floorplan follows a logarithmic spiral, mimicking the Golden Ratio of nature.
Small customized windows bring light into the space while the adobe walls maintain warmth and intimacy.
Glass marbles mimic thousands of tiny bubbles in this gorgeous shower.
Special attention is paid to the water spaces of a seashell home.
Where the belly of the crustacean would be, you’ll find the TV room and built-in conversation pit.
The Nautilus has a particular gift for the perfectly seamless built-in features, like this stove hood vent.
The spiral shape throughout gives the home a natural flow from one room to the next while the foliage integrates the interior space with its natural surroundings.
The Nautilus house is a perfect example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s statement about Arquitectura Organica, “What matters most now is that the form and the function are one.”