In the design world there is a constant influx of influences. Your community, the news, social media, books, this list could go on and on. Sometimes I find that even though this constant stream of input is so seemingly diverse, the ideas that result from it are often lack-luster and seem obvious. It is in situations like this when I find myself searching for designers that are really doing things their own way, without caring about conventions. In my mind there is one designer in particular who, for me, sets the standard for this uninhibited creativity and that is Javier Senosiain.
Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect who is best known for his ground-breaking work in the field of Mexican organic architecture. Senosiain’s work consists primarily of surrealist buildings that feature organic shapes, natural color palettes, and beautiful integrations into the earth and gardens that typically surround these spaces. These spaces are meant to work together with nature to break down the barrier between nature and man. His most notable work is Casa Organica which is pictured below.
I think what I find most compelling about Javier Senosiain’s work is how outlandish it is. When you seen his buildings it feels as if you are peering into another world, a world in which our relationship with the world around us is one of peace and harmony. In his work you will find no sharp angles or obtrusive shapes. Rather you are met with gentleness and organic forms. I am a big fan of this organic, space-age aesthetic and I am excited to see what projects will come from Senosiain in the future.