Archinect - News 2016-12-09T10:38:59-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149974186/javier-senosiain-s-low-income-bio-architecture-housing-proposal Javier Senosiain's low-income "bio-architecture" housing proposal Julia Ingalls 2016-10-18T14:26:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T22:25:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cg/cgdjsrl6ysp4vf98.jpg" width="650" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Forming a closer, more harmonious bond between humanity and nature is the underlying goal of Javier Senosiain's organic or so-called "bio-architecture." His buildings often take the shape of organic forms--in one case, mythic serpent Quetzalcoatl--while simultaneously harvesting rainwater and providing natural shade and ventilation, among other attributes. The Mexican architect and professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/tacos/unam-50-years-of-modern-architecture-at-the-national-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNAM</a> has a retrospective exhibition at The Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City displaying his buildings, including a proposed low-income housing complex which breaks away from the cram'em'in monolithic housing milleu and instead creates a walkable, livable village. Check out this <a href="http://www.cctv-america.com/2016/10/14/architecture-exhibit-showcases-organic-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CCTV-America</a> video profiling Senosiain and his work:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65921528/the-raw-design-movement-for-interior-design The Raw Design Movement for Interior Design Anna Johnson 2013-01-21T14:07:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T14:07:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4g/4gmikh6phtugperc.jpg" width="550" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an industry constantly pursuing innovative design that is both environmentally and ethically sound, the implementation of raw materials is directing interior design in 2013. Natural materials are being sourced and taking on new forms as designers reinvent familiar items with sustainable credentials.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>