This Unique House Is Like a Giant Seashell Designed for Humans


Mexican architect Javier Senosiain designed a house that brings aquatic life into reality. The house, which is located in Mexico, was built for a couple. Their only instructions were to construct something that was inspired by nature. The result was the Nautilius House, which was most likely inspired by the work of famous artists Frank Lloyd Wright and Gaudi. It infuses the natural design of seashells with that of modern architecture, thus Senosiain dubs his work as  “bio-architecture.” Living inside this house gives the illusion of stepping inside a seashell under the sea.

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The stained glass mosaic in the wall reflects light from the outside and creates rainbow colors on the inside. Its interior is intricate but still livable, and it’s perfect for the warm Mexico weather.

The couple, who have two children, made the request after wanting to try living in something out of the ordinary. The rather whimsical designs gives a youthful theme to it. According to Senoisiain, his primary aim was to create something “like a mollusc moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.”

The construction of the home blends both modern architecture and contemporary art. Every meticulous detail had been paid attention to, including the fact that it contains no division whatsoever.

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