Inspiration: In the Belly of the Shark

By , June 15, 2012

I recently stumbled upon Javier Senosiain’s architecture when I came across the dramatic home he built for himself and his family in Mexico City. Literally inside the mouth of a shark, the home is built into the hillside in the shape of a shark.

Straight angles cannot be found anywhere in the home. The entire architecture consists of organic curves using earthy materials. Even the furniture is built into the architecture for an organic, free-flowing space. The semi-underground home consists of a series of twisting tunnels that connect the organic-inspired rooms.

Javier Senosiain is an admirer of Antonio Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright. His work is inspired by a deep love of nature, which is why it’s the epitome of organic modern architecture, where a building’s relationship with the environment is of utmost importance. Everything must relate to one another, including the interior of the space with the exterior, the indoor with the outdoors.

There are ways to bring the principles of organic architecture into your design. For example, what better than a sliding glass wall that completely disappears, to connect your interior with the exterior? The sliding system above is available with wood frames, and can slide into a pocket for a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors.

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