Architect Javier Senosiain, author of several books and studies of organic architecture, states that the idea of this type of housing was born from the desire to create a healthy environment for humans, given all the procedures that involve the building of the house, from the entire complex implied when it comes to the aspects that influence the overall state of the owner (psychological, physical and ergonomic) to the care for the environment.
The Mexican architect is world famous for the new type of architecture that he practices: organic architecture. He says that housing should not have corners, and should be close to the shapes in Nature, where he finds inspiration for his projects.
Senosiain sees the man as part of nature, not a species that intervenes and modifies it. The houses designed by Javier Senosiain evoke prehistoric times when man lived in caves and other sheltering spaces he found in nature. The house is supposed to be a protective environment, just like the maternal womb, the ultimate safety place which confers safety and seems to embrace you on all levels; afterwards, he pays attention and finds inspiration in animals’ dwellings and brings architecture to a new and absolutely spectacular level. Senosiain says that all solutions are in nature, we just need to pay attention to them and apply them in daily life.
The Mexican architect has developed a few spectacular projects, among which I will name a few: the Snake, the tree house, Floating Pyramid, the fan, the Nautilus – probably the most popular and famous, Mexican Whale, but I will focus on one of his previous masterpieces built in 1985, which anticipated the New Age-like trends (notice the Avatar movie), the Underground House. It is built in Naucalpan, Mexico (a town situated in the northwest of the capital Mexico City).
Completely underground, perfectly camouflaged in the landscape, this is an amazing and truly unique project. What is really brilliant is that the roof of the house becomes its garden at the same time, and it no longer needs additional space dedicated to vegetation.
This house surprises with its naturalness and through its original technical solutions. From the front door, to the staircase and the way the windows are opened or how the furniture is embedded, everything seems very instinctive and essential, but also futuristic. It is a house dedicated to eternal fluid movement, as nothing stands in your way, and the windows meant as openings designed not only to invite natural light inside, but also as an opportunity for endlessly admiring nature.
But although everything seems orderly and instinctive, the construction of such housing in the ground it's not very easy and handy. The interior walls are clay modeled on an armature structure.
Would you live in such a house? Definitely yes! I hope it will inspire you and make you want to apply these golden rules found in nature, if not thoroughly, at least partially, as much as you can afford!
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