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Nautilus House, Naucalpan, Mexico

Monday 16 Jul 2007

Living in a Shell

Javier Senosiain 
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25/08/14 jose, venezuela
Que majestuosa casa felicitaciones, nunca hab?a visto algo igual.
13/12/11 Hillary, Georgia
How much it is worth in american dollars?
21/06/11 diana, london
i love it :-)
03/05/11 pedro b. serra, portugal
04/04/11 Marie, Marathon
I am amazed by this house! It would be so cool to live in or just walk through.
19/02/11 fitri, indonesia
its wonderfull design,.. I like it
10/02/11 joan, minnesota
I love it! One of the most unique and artistic architecture designs I have ever seen. I'd like to see the kitchen and dining room as well!
04/01/11 Daniel, Järna
This makes me cry with joy! <3
03/01/11 tahoora, shiraz-iran
hi, i,m very intrested in your design i,m studyin architecture i wanna know that is it possible for you to send me the plans and sections i,ll be very grateful with that tanx alot
20/12/10 xhevahire, montreal
Shume e mrekullueshme. Pergezime per kete projekt madhor.Shpresoj ta vizitoj ndonje here dhe te kenaqem duke e veshtruar per se afermi.

Senosiain Arquitectos' Nautilus was built with a 2" ferrocement shell and the material concretizes the idea making it true 

The clients, a young couple with two children who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature. 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 model work generated numberless changes until achieving the volume needed by the construction: the Nautilus. The metaphor was to 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. This home social life flows inside the Nautilus without any division, a harmonic area in three dimensions where you can notice the continuous dynamic of the fourth dimension when moving in spiral over the stairs with a feeling of floating over the vegetation.

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Status Built
Value 0.16(m€)
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