The Nautilus by Javier Senosiain is a Small But Fascinating Space

By: Jordan M - Published: Jan 29, 2011 • References: arquitecturaorganica
It almost seems like something out of a fairy tale, but the Nautilus by Javier Senosiain is a mollusk-like residence inspired by simplistic, natural living.

Everything about the Nautilus is related to its organic shape, as everything from its walls and rooms to its furniture is designed as natural protrusions from the walls. The building itself is composed of an innovative material known as Grancrete which is a sprayable ceramic that is stronger than conventional concrete, well-insulated against cold and heat, and is also remarkably fire resistant.

Because of its ingenious design and unique shape, the Nautilus is also earthquake resistant -- something that is an important consideration in its hometown of Mexico City. Stats for Snail-Shaped Residences Trending: Older & Buzzing
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