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3 Modern Architects Inspiring Organic Design for Contemporary Living in Nek Ha

March 29th / 2024 – Hypha inc. 

Drawing inspiration from nature’s fluid forms and harmonious structures, these are the modern architects that redefined the way we perceive living spaces.

In this page, we delve into the visionary works of three architects who have left an indelible mark on the realm of organic architecture and paved the way for the design aesthetics behind Nek Ha : Frank Lloyd Wright, Javier Senosiain, and Jacques Couëlle.

Frank Lloyd Wright

(born June 8, 1867, Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.—died April 9, 1959, Phoenix, Arizona) architect and writer, an abundantly creative master of  modern architecture. His “Prairie style” became the basis of 20th-century residential design. Prairie buildings are, as Wright said, “married to the ground.” They celebrate low landscapes mixing the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, with its emphasis on nature. Their most defining characteristic is their emphasis on the horizontal rather than the vertical. 

David and Gladys Wright House, Phoenix, AZ

Wright was a great originator and a highly productive architect. He designed some 800 buildings. His sensitive use of materials helped to control and perfect his dynamic expression of space, which opened a new era in western architecture. He became famous as the creator and expounder of “organic architecture,” his phrase indicating buildings that harmonize both with their inhabitants and with their environment. The boldness and fertility of his invention and his command of space are probably his greatest achievements.

Javier Senosiain

Javier Senosiain Mexican Architect

One of the most prominent architects in Mexico, and one of the most creative, Javier Senosiain has been designing organic architecture for the last 35 years. In an exploration through the human mind, from our first home in our mother’s belly to the surroundings we occupy for the rest of our lives, he observes the effects and how we can utilize our earliest knowledge to inform our interactions with our homes, and our selves.

By blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces, Senosiain creates a sense of unity with nature, inviting inhabitants to immerse themselves in the surrounding landscape. Through his playful use of form and texture, Senosiain transforms living spaces into vibrant, dynamic habitats that reflect the beauty of the natural world.

Casa Orgánica - 1988 - Mexico City

Senosiain’s goal is to create spaces that completely embrace the human body, adapting to its scale and morphology without taking any notice of conventional preconceptions about what a proper house should look like.

Senosiain has an expert perspective on the evolution of environmental design. “I think green architecture cannot only be about technique or engineering or efficiency. There also needs to be spatial sensibility. Architecture should always be fun.»

“The straight line is pretty much absent from nature: everything from microorganisms to the macrocosm, from DNA strands to galaxies, shifts in spirals. Before we’re born, we’re floating in our mother’s belly, like astronauts in space or a permanent Jacuzzi, but then we’re pushed into a box, a crib, and we move from one box to another throughout our lives — playpens, bedrooms, square houses — until we die and are put in another box. We make life for children very square, killing off liberty, spontaneity, and creativity. My designs want to go against this rule of life.” 

Jacques Couëlle

Jacques Couëlle (1902–1996) was a French self-taught architect, whose work was marked by the movement known as architecture-sculpture. The architect believed that harsh lines and right angles ‘provoked human anxiety’.

Initially an art draughtsman before becoming an architect, he developed an important business as a dealer in medieval cultural objects in the interwar period. Thereafter, Jacques Couëlle became a self-taught architect. Unclassifiable, he remained on the fringes of the great movements in architecture.

Jacques Couelle

The specificity of Couëlle’s architecture lies in his relationship with nature: his houses integrate perfectly into their natural environment because they borrow its forms. They are true «landscape houses«.

Couëlle’s use of raw materials, such as stone and concrete, imbues his structures with a timeless elegance that blends seamlessly with their natural surroundings. Couëlle’s creations embody the epitome of organic living, inviting inhabitants to reconnect with the earth in a truly magical way.

In the architectural DNA used in his creations, the curve is no longer used as a simple decorative element. It becomes the nerve centre of Jacques Couëlle’s constructions. The form is no longer drawn, it becomes modelled. 

Inspiring Nek Ha

By embracing nature’s forms, materials, and principles, these architects have redefined the way we conceptualize and experience living spaces. As we look to the future, their visionary designs serve as inspiration for architects and homeowners alike, reminding us of the profound connection between humanity and the natural world.

Nek Ha - First Design Renders

Whether you crave the excitement of city living or the serenity of coastal bliss, Tulum offers the perfect blend of both worlds.

As pioneers in conscious real estate, we invite you to explore Nek Ha, a project designed to elevate the life of its inhabitants while contributing to the preservation of Tulum’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

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