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Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

The last home featured on our series of uncommon green constructions takes the prize for beautiful colors, and a unique biomimic design.

The Nautilus comes from organic architect Javier Senosiain, and this shell shaped wonder speaks for itself.

Located in Naucalpan, Mexico, this home is a creative combination of art, sculpture and modern dwelling space. Molded after the shape of the nautilus shell, the layout is both futuristic and rooted in organic oceanic astonishment.

The home utilizes ferrocement building methods, which is a process that includes a reinforced steel frame constructed with chicken wire. After the complex shape was formed it was given a 2 inch thick concrete coat, creating a maintenance free and reportedly earthquake safe house.

The naturally geometric shape provides a logarithmic spiral which is meticulously replicated throughout. During the elaborate construction the base of the home was fit directly into the landscape, creating a solid structure.

The exterior appearance makes it look almost as if it were funneled through a massive wave of water and dropped into the earth, overlooking a mountainous outdoor backdrop.

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

The interior is just as interesting as the outside. The huge stained glass window plays with the sunlight that filters in.

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

What else would be inside a shell but grass carpeting, stone and curvy partitions that look like sand?

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

The living chambers facilitate an open, socially inviting space as no matter where you are in the home there is never a sense of being too walled in. Entertainment lovers can definitely appreciate the center of the home.

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

Though living in a shell shaped design would certainly be quite different than being in a traditional home, it seems like it would be hard to be in a bad mood in this vibrant space.

According to the architect, it is meant to feel alive, fluid and dimensional, just like nature.

Mission accomplished.

What do you think of The Nautilus or the other original green homes presented in this series,  MercuryHouseOne and Domespace? Let us know your thoughts.

All images are via Architecture Organic – Javier Senosiain.

Unusually Green: Out of the Ordinary Homes – Part 1
Unusually Green: Out of the Ordinary Homes – Part 2

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