Living in a Shell - Nautilus House

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Hautilus house

This amazing house was build in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica. A young couple with two children from Mexico City who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature. The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

Hautilus house

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170 Comments
  1. giovanna lavecchia

    Wonderful!

  2. It is a unique house with amazing details. It must be a pleasure to live in it. There is another beautiful shell-shaped house in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, and fortunately this one is opened for tourists.

  3. These are really cool homes but I don’t know if I would want to live in one. Probably fun to visit or stay for a little while though.

  4. Lil

    I would love to live in it….I want more info about materials etc pleeeeease.

  5. l.a.u

    Where? In Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
    saludos!

  6. Fantastic! Just Brilliant! I like not only the architecture, but also the interior design of this house. I wish I could live in such kind of house…. marvelous…

  7. Nisreen Samman

    It is really amazing woooow!

  8. Sue LaRoche

    A BEAUTIFUL House…… Love it……. :-))))) <3 <3

  9. Phyllis

    Love this house. It would be a dream come true to live in such a home. Reminds me of another amazing house – the Bavinger House by Bruce Goff (Norman Oklahoma)

  10. Awesome way of life…

  11. me

    this is a cool cat

  12. Trusts

    Its really cool

  13. Trust

    Its amassing, awesome and will be cool to live in such a bueatiful home of shell what ay bueat

  14. Wow, what a cool design! I’d love to take a tour!

  15. Cool houses. I remember visiting a house like this in Vietname, can’t remember the name of the house. The owner was very eccentric but a lot of fun!

  16. Y8

    Very impressive. My likes of house

  17. kevin

    waww i want to try to built same like this type house

  18. very impressive, not just the shape but all the living things that they have included inside. If I had the money…ooooooooo

  19. For sure I want to live in one of this house.

  20. Ery

    My Likes of house!

  21. Wow!Awesome,indeed!I love your pictures!

  22. Gaudi, yes! But check out the careful orientation to sun exposure… and the use of materials that could be very organic, locally obtained in many parts of the globe and make possible “hand crafted” construction. Living in the round would, should and could be ultimately better than some of the inefficient boxes most of us call home! So please, go ahead and send me back to the 60′s…. when I can have enough “spare time” to be so creative and build like this!

  23. people who lives in such house must be happy everyday.

  24. anonymous

    this house is shit

  25. lgr

    Ooooooh, nice.

  26. I would like to See this amazing building live.

  27. I doesn’t look comfy.

  28. Amazing buildings. I really love it. Thanks for sharing this.

  29. That is spectacular. Very strange and looks like a smurf should live there. Nevertheless, beautiful. Thanks for posting these pics.

  30. Beautiful houses this is really a superb and eye catching creation the idea and finish job is so beautiful.

  31. Beautiful house i don’t have word to say on it.Loving house this house able to live with your wife it is create romantic.The person who own this house he is lucky man of the world.

  32. Are they really house? Very amazing! I am very much impressive with this website and helpful info in this blog. I had search for gathered info in this website and using the nice information in this website.

  33. It’s so fabulous! It’s my dream house, to combine with human and nathre, and all are circles, with very soft and light feeling. I do appreciate the innovations!

  34. This is really pretty. The design let ample natural light go into the house too.

  35. it is beautiful!

  36. Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, awesome site!

  37. Does THIS exist in reality???? I’m simply blown away, really… Don’t have words to express what I feel..it’s SO beautiful! I wish I visited this place sometimes. Amazing

  38. Max

    All this needs is a water element…

  39. It feels like a house of some sort of fairy tale, populated by elves and fairies! Excellent post.

  40. This looks like something the Tellytubbies would live in!
    The design and colours are pretty impressive, great as show home more than a practical living space wouldnt you say?

  41. Yeah! Absolutely awesome! This home is a work of art!

  42. Is it really house? Very amazing? Like living in a dream. I love it.

  43. fatema

    sssssssssss………… snake’s here___……….

  44. its a really cool nice collection i bookmarked this site in delicious. nice designing. thanks for sharing this photo

  45. a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.

  46. Nice, but very expensive and, I think, inconvenient to live there for a long time.

  47. This post bring a big surprise for me.I like those shell house.And i hope it is become the truth one day and i can live in it.It is a art.

  48. Seriously?! That is a sweet house! I would pay to go see that thing. Very unique and reminds me of the flinston’s house.

  49. Another exotic house. I wonder what would be my feelings if I live in that house even for one day….Amazing work of arts.

  50. Justin

    I can’t help but think of Final Fantasy VII with this one. Looks just like the houses in the City of the Ancients.

  51. This might seem bizarre to a lot of people. To me it’s just the natural extension of an artistic mind. It’s a home I’d love to live in, but even more than that, it’s a home I’d love to dream in. It’s the most creative architecture since Earth Homes.

  52. Charlie janks

    Absolutely awesome! This home is a work of art!

  53. Another exotic house. I wonder what would be my feelings if I live in that house even for one day….Amazing work of arts.

  54. Amazing contours in this house. I am very much gratified to see this as an ideal home for me. It is really unique.

  55. Wow ! You sure have done a great effort putting these websites in place. These tools sure are of great help. Such a cool house !

  56. Wew ! Its kinda cool house. I guess its good to be nature-friendly.

  57. The shower is just fantastic. so simplicistic and so amazing at the same time.I probably could spend a whole day in there :)

  58. Thats an mazing house and ever so inspirational. It just goes to show you can fulfil your fantasies so imaginatively.

  59. How creative is that!!!!!! ??? Wonderful ideas! Way to think outside the box!

  60. adm

    I like the design of it; nice page.

  61. Yo this is cool but kinda of ridiculous, its seems more like an action figure still in the box.

  62. Beautiful and unique house! It’s like you are living in a dwarf’s house. I love the colors! Very creative. Sometimes it is refreshing for the eyes to look at something different.

  63. H20Rider

    A rather self-conscious effort to be cool. Next up — a frying pan modeled after a seastar.

  64. newb

    Looks like a home with no kitchen ^^

  65. Blah blah blah

    This is gay, utter fagotry

  66. Günseli

    I used to think about living in such a house- but my dream house was covered with mother-of-pearl :)

  67. Looks great, but still I would rather choose to live in a regular modern house ;)

  68. wOw, they are just great. I to would love to have one of them as my bathroom. Dreams are Good.

    Thanks for sharing this,

    John from Australia

  69. Joe

    Amazing but how are there plants and trees in the house? Wouldn’t that cause problems? Like bugs. and how does it grow in there?

    I so badly want to live in a house filled with plants…

  70. Dennis

    Reminds me of the buildings in the Ancient City in Final Fantasy 7.

  71. I forget the name of the architect who designed this, but he is based in Mexico. His designs are all very organic, and striking. I would love to live in one of the homes he has built.

  72. Nice man! Creativity never ends :)

  73. organic living, brilliant, it’s great to see these twists in architecture. Excellent post

  74. dani

    what a shame..its in mexico

  75. elen

    shiny happy house! :)

  76. Peterpunk

    first impressions are nice but where are the windows in this place?

  77. who wouldn’t want to live in a fairytale – I can’t imagine EVER having a bad day in this space! sigh….

  78. john

    if it wasn’t so literal and every opening wasn’t like an orifice it might be cool. you can’t compare this to gaudi, what an insult

  79. Ismail Cihad

    This is the limit of dreams I think.
    The designers must have drunk too much to build it:)

  80. dennis gunsteen

    the star shine on moonlite skies today
    it’s truely a wonder of life.
    very good work of art

  81. Terry Tang

    I think,’Living in it would certainly change one’s life perception and thoughts towards more harmony!’

  82. bob

    this is shopped, i can tell because of some of the pixels and from seeing quiet a few shops in my time

  83. OleS

    Wow! I feel like I always be relaxed living in a house like that. So beautiful and soothing!

  84. Matyas

    Very positive house. Id like to live there. But I would have more linuxes…

  85. Very positive house. Id like to live there. But i would have more windows…

  86. Megan

    That’s tacky.

  87. Trippy architecture.

  88. Awesome way of life

  89. lucia

    i like the rainbow window.
    but i just hate the aesthetic of the rest of it. :(

  90. Anon

    Seems very Gaudi-esque, very cool

  91. although the aesthetics are good, it looks dreadfully uncomfortable.

  92. Cazz B

    I love it, if only we had more adventurous organic, curvaceous architecture available on the property market. Sick of boxes and rectangles…. boring!

  93. Juli

    How creative is that!!!!!! ??? Wonderful ideas! Way to think outside the box!

  94. the bedroom is beautiful!

  95. Nora

    Cool, but where’s the kitchen? The kid’s rooms? A living/dining area?

  96. Greatgreekcollector

    Wonderful, fun loving place.
    Nature is beautiful, and so are copies and faithful reproductions of nature.
    As natural and Eco friendly as could ever be….

  97. Jon Ragnar

    Yea a beuti of a home !

  98. Alan Gerow

    What a dumbass place to put the car.

  99. john

    This is amazing. Truly beautiful. I’d love to live there.

    (haha, these people totally smoke pot…I gotchyou :))

  100. Jim

    looks like a Barbapapa House

  101. Mariah Morris

    If only there were Umpa Loopas in this equation.

  102. Nik

    Nice! A whole complex of such themed house and we can call it “Wonderland”..! =D I want one…!

  103. Varun

    awesome! someday i will build such a house for me.

  104. buster2009

    I wish it was mine :)

  105. pjcrazy

    That is sick!! Beautiful house! …but looks like the architect was on quite the trip when he thought this up– but nevertheless awesome!

  106. Shane St.Onge

    Looks like a perfect gnome house for a nome.

  107. Bjongles

    Perfect place for (ahem) “exotic role-playing adventure night” – She’ll dress up like a crab, and I will wear an urchin costume. Bring on the KY! =P

  108. maria campos

    solo quiero vivir ahy!!!!!!!!! dentro de un caracol bajo el mar de mi realidad….

    • wao amazing pictures that`s my dream….

  109. that looks so cool, so comfy and it’s also eco-friendly.I would die to have one.

  110. gulnur

    perfect home..

  111. erueti

    *drool.. I am totally floored!

  112. dood

    i was also reminded of FFVII! i think it’s totally ripped off from the game.

  113. Iddy

    Very Doctor Doolittle.

  114. Sofia

    OMG! Must be amasing to live there!

  115. mehdi

    the shower is just fantastic. so simplicistic and so amazing at the same time.I probably could spend a whole day in there :)

  116. russel

    wow really cooooooool

  117. Shell Shocked

    That is freakin awesome!! Only thing I didn’t see was a kitchen. But it would be the ultimate guest house I guess.

  118. doug

    i was hoping somebody else got reminded of FFVII
    now i feel slightly less nerdy :P

  119. Jeff

    kinda reminds me of the ancients houses from final fantasy 7…

  120. Joe Cencich

    shopped… I can tell…

  121. hotnazmul

    amazing i like it so nice

  122. Beautiful house, I love it. I wish it weren’t so “themed” though.

  123. oh i’d love to spend my days in such a cool place to call home

  124. Swiss Toni

    This person has too much spare time on their hands. Back to the 60’s with you! You have no place in the modern world! Oh yes, and take your plastic furniture with you!

    • Lorree Gardener Milne

      If the furniture was plastic, it might have been produces from recycled trash bottles or other “found objects”, like the mosaic of colored glass. Thought, ingenuity, skill and a fine meld with nature is what I see here. Gaudi, yes! But check out the careful orientation to sun exposure… and the use of materials that could be very organic, locally obtained in many parts of the globe and make possible “hand crafted” construction. Living in the round would, should and could be ultimately better than some of the inefficient boxes most of us call home! So please, go ahead and send me back to the 60’s…. when I can have enough “spare time” to be so creative and build like this!

  125. Joey Clarke

    I could probably build one for $586,909.00

  126. cheri

    amazing…just like gaudi’s work

  127. Sir-5

    GAUDI SMILES FROM HEAVEN
    yes some people still know what perfection looks like

  128. Just wanna live in one of these beautiful house :D

  129. I loved it I’ll work hard to have one these. … Amin amin som amin.

  130. Peter

    Yo this is cool but kinda of ridiculous, its seems more like an action figure still in the box.

  131. This is amazing. How much did it cost to build this one of a kind home?

    • Back to the 60′s with you! You have no place in the modern world! Oh yes, and take your plastic furniture with you!

  132. I like the design of it; nice page.

  133. very impressive, not just the shape but all the living things that they have included inside. If I had the money…

  134. Naida

    my dream home…thank you for this :))

    • This is just wanna live in one of these beautiful house