Monday, October 12, 2009

i LOVE mondays - Design : An Architecture Masterpiece

May Peace be Upon you
Future architects, take note! If you' ve ever thought that being an architect might be a cool job, I'll give you one more reason. You can create some of the coolest designs with a bit or a lot of imagination and the right client.

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

This Nautilus Shell House in Mexico City is all of the above and people live here too! 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. This is actually a modified Nautilus shell, actual Nautilus̢۪ do not have a point on the top but I guess they expanded the shell for more comfort! 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.

You can find more notes of the design concept and other works by the Architect here



Light, Colour & Shape

Interior garden


Fluidity of space






A poetry of space

The TV room

Bathroom

Kitchen

Details

Bedroom


Its facinating to see when a radical concept can be transform into reality. It takes great dignity and passion for your work to push the ideas through..... Good work always comes from the heart within - the LOVE in what you do..
Enjoy your MONDAY!!
Lovingly from your "kawaii" designer
PearL

6 comments:

Shopaholic Mama said...

Reminds me of rumah The Flintstones!

But I sure dont mind staying here - save duit curtains!

PearL said...

hehehe ya Mama Ann, cute huh..

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Mak Pah Vogue said...

wow... the designs are so cool...!!!

Moralle said...

Pearl.....i need sumone to design for me like this, my new istana,bleh tak :)

rasp said...

awesome!!

PearL said...

Mak Pah, rarely we got to see something like this here...so far none!

Mama Moralle - insya Allah if there is an opportunity..Istana apa u nak?..

Rasp - cool ah..

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