funky house design: quetzalcoatl nest

posted by the scholar on February 27th, 2008
filed under: interiors & exteriors

it’s been a dog’s age since i wrote an architecture post. i actually think the articles i have written have been pretty popular, but lately i’ve been swept away by other interests and you can see how and which way the wind blows if you come here regularly. i’m actually pledging to myself to write on this topic with a bit more frequency, but it would help me to know if you guys like the subject, so please drop me a comment or send me an email and let me know!

anyway, on with the show. look here at this curvy house designed by mexican architect javier senosiain. it was designed in the shape of a serpent to pay tribute to aztec deity quetzalcoatl. the home sits on a 12+ acre site and was particularly challenging to build due to the requirement that no trees were to be removed for construction.







see the rest of this home and many more examples of daring architecture on javier’s website. he’s also written a book about the elements and philosophy of organic design.

via dvice

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10 Responses to “funky house design: quetzalcoatl nest”

  1. paula Says:


  2. the scholar Says:

    hi paula,

    thanks for the feedback dear friend! YOU know for sure that i wonder who likes what and why… and that first and foremost i always write about things that i like.

    so architecture it is! 🙂

  3. sosser Says:

    incredible house! i wonder what it must feel like to live in it every day…

    yes, more architecture 🙂

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    there are lots of round windows in it from what i could tell, so i imagine the light and the views would be pretty spectacular.

    aha! thanks for the feedback about this category – i shall pick the hunt back up…

  5. Bri Says:

    Architecture is such a rich subject, so YES! Especially if you are going to share such spectacular designs as this. I started writing a whole big comment and lost it part way. Maybe Quetzalcoatl didn’t want me writing it. So, I’ll just saw that I love what the designer did with the interior and exterior walls. The scalyness is awesome. I so admire the intention to save all the trees on the property. Yay! Thanks, Gigi!

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi! hi! hello bri,

    AHAHAHAHAHA! quetzalcoatl may be watching! but thanks for the comment and the feedback – it is very meaningful to me. i too love how javier was tree conscious with this design.

    p.s. i like this word, scalyness – it really works here.

  7. Tara Says:

    I am SO happy I discovered your blog, I love to read about your discoveries. They are so facinating, like this one, this house is awesome! I find it so inspiring to view places like this, even if I never dare to live that way, it makes me want to push my own boundaries a bit. Thank you for sharing your journeys!

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi tara,

    oh! welcome! i am so glad that you enjoyed this post – there is so much wonderful stuff out there it is hard to choose a topic sometimes.

    thank you so much for your visit and your comment – i hope you continue to find pleasing things here!

  9. Ben Says:

    Whoa…that is a neat house. I was searching for quetzalcoatl images and stumbled upon your site. thank you for the photos.

  10. the scholar Says:

    hi ben,

    it is cool, isn’t it? i love looking at the photos too.

    thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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