Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect. Born in Mexico City in 1948, he studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he is now a professor. He is the founder of the Organic Architecture firm in Mexico City. His style, yes there was a clue in the name of his firm, is organic architecture.
On one site, he is being compared to Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, Soleri, Hundertwasser, Gaudi and Rudolf Steiner. Several new names for us to explore there! Reference is also made to Juan O’Gorman. Comparing to Gaudi, yes. To Frank Lloyd Wright!
It is my daughter who brought Senosiain to my attention having watched an episode of The Worlds Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. In one episode Senosiain’s Quetzalcoatl’s Nest Snake House was featured, a very elaborate, whimsical sculpture of a snake in which there are 10 guest suites. The inside of this structure looks surprisingly normal!
I must admit I am torn on this one. Ok, so am I conservative? Ha! This architect has me pondering his work. Is he creative? Or kitsch? I admit I can be drawn to kitsch at times. But not typically on such a large scale.
1984, Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico
1985, Naucalpan Edo, Mexico
1995, Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico
Sarape Y Sombrero
2007, Naucalpan, Mexico
Nido de Quetzalcoatl
2013, Sau Paulo, Mexico
La Casa del Arbol
2013, Celaya Guanajuato, Mexco
Should you wish to better understand organic architecture you can also watch a keynote address by Senosiain.