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An architect with a very Mexican vision of low-income homes and landscapes
A museum show of architect Javier Senosiain's works has him reflecting on more than 30 years of building egg- and cocoon-like dwellings that are quite literally out of the box.
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo, Mexican architect Javier Senosiain poses for a photo in an indoor garden of his project, the âNest of Quetzalcoatl,â on the outskirts of Mexico City. At Senosiain's Nest, enormous snakes are conformed into passageways, bridges, fountains and walls. The people who live here have to get used to passing through gigantic snakesâ mouths to reach their spacious if cave-like dwellings filled with soft angles and curves. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo, a gardener pushes a wheelbarrow on the grounds of the architectural project, the âNest of Quetzalcoatl,â on the outskirts of Mexico City. Architect Javier Senosiain sinuous snakeâs nest of a building weaves through a green and tranquil vista on the very edge of Mexicoâs urban sprawl. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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This Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo shows the silhouette of Mexican architect Javier Senosiain inside an entrance of his project, the âNest of Quetzalcoatl,â on the outskirts of Mexico City. Senosiain has spent 30 years building egg- and cocoon-like dwellings that are quite literally out of the box. âWhen a child is born we put him an incubator, which is a box,â says the 68-year-old. âThen we put him a playpen. The child is placed in a succession of boxes throughout his life, and then when he dies, he is put in another box.â (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo, Mexican architect Javier Senosiain sits front and center in the amphitheatrer of his architectural project, the âNest of Quetzalcoatl,â during a tour for journalists, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Senosiain has spent 30 years building egg- and cocoon-like dwellings that are quite literally out of the box. âWhen a child is born we put him an incubator, which is a box,â says the 68-year-old. âThen we put him a playpen. The child is placed in a succession of boxes throughout his life, and then when he dies, he is put in another box.â (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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This Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo shows a view from a circular window, looking out from inside the architectural project, the âNest of Quetzalcoatl,â on the outskirts of Mexico City. Architect Javier Senosiain sinuous snakeâs nest project is conformed into passageways, bridges, fountains and walls. The people who live here have to get used to passing through gigantic snakesâ mouths to reach their dwellings filled with soft angles and curves. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo, Mexican architect Javier Senosiain poses for a photo while standing on a lookout bridge that is part of his âNest of Quetzalcoatlâ project, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Heâs used whales, snails, sharks and mushrooms as inspiration for previous projects. His buildings often merge into the landscape, sometimes half buried. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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This Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo shows a view of the architectural project, âNest of Quetzalcoatl,â on the outskirts of Mexico City. Architect Javier Senosiain sinuous snakeâs nest of a building is conformed into passageways, bridges, fountains and walls. The 68-year-old has used whales, snails, sharks and mushrooms as inspiration for previous projects. His buildings often merge into the landscape, sometimes half buried. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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This Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo shows a fountain on the grounds of the architectural project, the âNest of Quetzalcoatl,â on the outskirts of Mexico City. Architect Javier Senosiain sinuous snakeâs nest-like project weaves through a green and tranquil vista on the very edge of Mexicoâs urban sprawl. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

An architect with a very Mexican vision of low-income homes and landscapes

A museum show of architect Javier Senosiain's works has him reflecting on more than 30 years of building egg- and cocoon-like dwellings that are quite literally out of the box.

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