Modern Architecture - Astronomical Observatory Pool (8 pics)


Could you imagine looking up at the stars while chillin' in this pool? Located in Roca Blanca, Mexico, the Universe House was designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco, and built by architect Tatiana Bilbao.

The house, which nestles in a rocky promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is an actual-size replica of one of the structures that make up the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory in New Delhi, built in 1724. With its observation platform, built around the swimming pool and small residence, the house opens onto its surroundings.

The two-bedroom house was built by local workpeople using simple materials and technologies (cast concrete, prefabricated blocks, whitewashed plasterwork and wood). The idea was to create interaction with the topography of the land and the existing vegetation, and to bring out the quality of the site as a panoramic vantage point.


via abitare

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Comment by Inka Leoni on November 30, 2009 at 11:23am
My Ego and my I-don't-think-you're-ready-for-my-jelly Jelly wouldn't leave enough room for all of us. Sooo....all of you...are now bumped.
Comment by Annie on November 30, 2009 at 10:36am
Yes it's modern, but I love that it also has a rustic natural vibe to it. Move over...I'm moving in too!
Comment by heather on November 30, 2009 at 6:11am
Wow!!! I often don't like modern architecture....but this is Gorgeous!!!!!!!!
Comment by Mark Huckabee on November 29, 2009 at 4:26pm
I am moving into this house immediately!
Comment by Kendall Erin on November 29, 2009 at 2:26pm
haha. creative.
Comment by Anthony Kie Murray II on November 29, 2009 at 2:15pm
o, what a party we would have!
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