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The free forms of the Casa Orgánica   

If the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright opened the way to organic architecture – that style of construction that embraces its environment – it is the Mexican Javier Senosiain who pushed it to its paroxysm with the Casa Orgánica, a manifesto house built in 1985 in the Mexico City area. 


An architect, Javier Senosiain is above all a researcher who, throughout his career, has been interested in the relationship between nature and the living space of Man. In osmosis with nature, far from the conventional perceptions of architecture, the Casa Orgánica concretizes the ideas of the builder. The habitat is thus in cohesion with the surrounding nature. Here, there is no distortion of space: the construction is integrated into the hill and the curves of the land. Adapting to the land also means melting into it and imitating its shapes and undulating lines. The building was thus imagined without any sharp angles, in soft and welcoming earth tones, to commune entirely with the outside. Nothing seems to distinguish the living space from the garden that climbs to the roof. 
 
This union between man and the environment could not be complete without a construction that responds to the primary needs of man. The kitchen, the bedrooms, the bathrooms and the living space are designed to fit the atypical volumes while maintaining their functionality. For Javier Senosiain conceives architecture as a way to create places of well-being for both nature and man. To the practicality of the building, the curved shape is added as a vector of tranquility. Our mind is soothed as we project ourselves into what was our first home, a place of safety: the maternal womb. Thirty-seven years after its completion, the Casa Orgánica is still striking for its modernity and its obvious fusion with nature.
 
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