The Nautilus House by Arquitectura Organica- Monday, September 17th 2012.
The Nautilus House is amazing house was built in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica. The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister. The land, with upward topography, is limited to the south, north and east by high buildings. The west adjoining provides a wide view of the mountains.
The Nautilus House designed by Javier Senosiain’s. A young couple with two children from Mexico City who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature. Inspired by the work of Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright, Senosiain has brought to Mexico City another sparkling example of what he calls “Bio-Architecture” — the idea that buildings based on the natural principles of organic forms bring us back to local history, tradition and cultural roots, in turn creating harmony with nature. The glittering shell-like paint frames the tongue shaped furniture protrusions that grow from the surrounding walls. Each element has been carefully chosen to coincide with the organic theme of the building. A notable eco-factor of this unconventional home is that it’s constructed of a sprayable ceramic called Grancrete.
Looking at some designer’s creations one can be astonished by the power and the creativity of the human mind. The house design is very innovative, unusual and audacious. Entering The Nautilus House bathroom you will fill yourself under the water with the sandy walls, gorgeous blue tiles and the window overhead. This material is stronger than concrete, fire resistant and provides good insulation in both hot and cold climates. The inside decor is all about smooth rounded surfaces, rich colors, and greenery all over the place. Over all The Nautilus House is a cartoon-like combination of bright vibrant colors and a gigantic shell-shaped design.