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Nautilus House, Mexico City, Mexico

This whimsical house built in 2006 by design of Javier Senosiain from Arquitectura Organica. Although the home is surrounded by Mexico City on 3 sides, the West side has most of the windows and faces out to a beautiful view of the mountains. The inside decor is all about smooth rounded surfaces, rich colors, and greenery all over the place. The grounding, walls, floors, ceilings and furniture work like a 2" thick ferrocement eggshell, which involves a frame of steel-reinforced chicken wire covered in a two-inch layer of composite concrete. Ferrocement has a broad range of applications which include home building, creating sculptures, repair of existing artifacts and building boats and ships.


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