This amazing house was build in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica. A young couple with two children from Mexico City who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature. The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.
outstandingly beautiful and creative. HIllier will remain one of my favourite artists/ architects. i think it’s the ideas behind all the pieces. you don’t have to be technical all the time. architecture is just like art. sometimes we make art that we use. live in and flourish in. sometimes. we just make art. :)
The house, designed for a thirty-years-old couple and their mother, is a typical tube house constructed on the plot 4m wide and 20m deep. The front and back façades are entirely composed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two side walls.
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa (Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd.) Location: Saigon, Vietnam. Photographers: Hiroyuki Oki.