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Underground Home in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

This Half-Buried House in Mexico City Stays Cool in Summers

Dubbed Organic House, this semi-underground house in Mexico City is created by architect Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica. Designed to seamlessly blend with its surrounding natural landscape, this 178-square-meter house is covered with green grass, bushes, trees, and flowers on the roof that makes it look like it’s buried under the ground.

Senosiain is known for its contribution to organic architecture and this peanut-shaped house keeps up with his style. Built in 1984, this house comprises two separate chambers connected through a narrow passageway. One contains a private sleeping area, while the other one has common living areas.

Inside, there is a living room, kitchen and dining room, bedroom with a dressing room and a bathroom complete with shower. The house has all the basic amenities required to live comfortably.

The hand-shaped chair by Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg and Bubble chair by Eero Aarnio are some of the focal points in the living room, while the kitchen is furnished with burners, sink, and built-in pantry shelves. A narrow tunnel from living spaces leads to the private sleeping areas in the next chamber. The bathroom looks highly private and luxurious, with a skylight allowing an abundance of natural light.

Its organically sculpted walls, ceilings, and built-in furnishings are made from Ferro-cement coated with a paste of marble powder and white cement that make the house feels like an underground cave.

There is enough natural light and outdoor views from the inside of the house thanks to the large windows in different living areas. The green roof and plenty of vegetation around the house not only help in maintaining temperature indoors but also make the house nearby invisible (just like a bunker). 

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This Javier Senosiain-designed semi-underground house shows an innovative approach to build eco homes. Till date, it is an inspiration for architects conceiving new eco-friendly construction solutions. Did you steal a thing or two from here? Check out the images below for inspiration.  

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Arquitectura Organica

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Jaime Navarro Soto/Dwell

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

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Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Jaime Navarro Soto/Dwell

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Arquitectura Organica

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Arquitectura Organica

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Jaime Navarro Soto/Dwell

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Jaime Navarro Soto/Dwell

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Jaime Navarro Soto/Dwell

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Jaime Navarro Soto/Dwell

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Arquitectura Organica

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Arquitectura Organica

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Arquitectura Organica

Underground House in Mexico City by Javier Senosiain

Image: Arquitectura Organica

Via: Dwell/ArchDaily

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