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





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


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..


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...


PearL said...

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

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

Rasp - cool ah..