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Nautilus Giant Seashell House in Mexico City

Looking at some designer’s creations one can be astonished by the power and the creativity of the human mind. Nautilus House, the Giant Seashell House, in Mexico City, built in 2006, is an amazing shell-shaped house designed by architect Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica. He designed the house for a young family with two children who were tired of living in a conventional home and wanted to change to one integrated to nature.

NAUTILUS house exterior

Inspired by the work of Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright, the Seashell house is dominated by smooth surfaces, spiral stairs and natural plantings that makes it feel like you’re living inside a snail. The house design is very innovative, unusual and audacious. Javier Senosiain decided to bring the life aquatic into architecture. Do you want to walk on the stone paths along the amazing grass carpet?

Seashell house

Nautilus Giant Seashell House

Giant Seashell house

The interesting feature of this huge shell is a striking entry cut into a wall of colorful stained glass. Inside it casts multi-colored spots of light onto walls.

Entrance Seashell house

nautilus house dining

nautilus house steps

nautilus house stained glass

nautilus house

shell shaped nautilus house

But it’s not the only surprise you will find. The house is put together using ferrocement construction, a technique involving a frame of steel-reinforced chicken wire with a special two-inch-thick composite of concrete spread over it, resulting in a structure that’s earthquake-proof and maintenance-free.

Nautilus House Main Interior

nautilus house study room

TV room sheltered in the belly of the crustaceous.

Seashell House tv lounge

Nautilus house tv lounge

Seashell House Bedroom:

nautilus seashell house bedroom

Kitchen:

nautilus house kitchen
Entering the bathroom you will fill yourself under the water with the sandy walls, gorgeous blue tiles and the window overhead. This house is worth speaking about for a long time.

nautilus house washbasin

shell house washroom

The Nautilus House

Nautilus House Bathroom

While Under Construction:

Seashell house under construction

Nautilus house under construction

Nautilus house model

seashell house model

Nautilus house draft

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