The Architecture and the Architect

Organic architecture
 is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world through design approaches so sympathetic and well integrated with its site that buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated composition.

Organic architecture is also translated into the all inclusive nature of Frank Lloyd Wright's design process. Materials, motifs, and basic ordering principles continue to repeat themselves throughout the building as a whole. The idea of organic architecture refers not only to the buildings' literal relationship to the natural surroundings, but how the buildings' design is carefully thought about as if it were a unified organism. Geometries throughout Wright's buildings build a central mood and theme. Essentially organic architecture is also the literal design of every element of a building: From the windows, to the floors, to the individual chairs intended to fill the space. Everything relates to one another, reflecting the symbiotic ordering systems of nature. (see also Art Organique)

Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect celebrated as a key exponent and explorer of so-called organic architecture.The work some have likened to that of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, Soleri, Hundertwasser, Gaudi and Rudolf Steiner and the nature and the Mexican Popular Art. He is currently a professor of architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico(UNAM).

Javier Senosiain's architectural creations have attracted both comment and controversy. A house at Vista del Valle, north of Mexico City sits on a hill overlooking the city and is designed in the shape of a shark. It is a ferro-concrete construction coated with polyurethane and UV-resistant elastomeric waterproofing. Inside it comprises a complex labyrinth of rooms and interconnecting carpeted tunnels.

Senosiain is the creator of a growing number of unusual architectural works:

  • Casa Orgánica, 1985.
  • La serpiente, 1987.
  • El cacahuate, 1989.
  • El tiburón, 1990.
  • Ballena mexicana, 1992.
  • Flower House, 1994.
  • Grave, Mexico, 1994
  • Satelite house, Mexico, 1995.
  • El Kiss, Mexico, 1999.
  • Sarape Y sombrero, 1998.
  • Nautilus house, 2007.
  • Quetzalcóatl Nest, 2008.
  • Umrella, Celaya, 2008
  • Diamond Club, Acapulco, 2010
  • Auroville, Ausralia, 2010
  • Najwa, Jordan, 2010
  • Amoeba House, Sao Paulo, 2012
  • Tree House, Celaya, 2013
  • Swan villas.
Organic Architecture
Javier Senosiain