Javier Senosiain

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Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect celebrated as a key exponent and explorer of so-called organic architecture.[1] He is currently a professor of architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Early life[edit]

Javier Senosiain was born in Mexico in 1948.[2]


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:


  • Senosiain, Javier. Bio-Architecture Oxford, England, Architectural Press.
  • Senosiain, Javier. Organic Architecture, Mexico City, Mexico, AM Editores. 2008 | ISBN 9709726900


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