08 September 2011

Shell house

 Island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Architect: Octavio Ocampo

 The Conch Shell House is said to be the most outstanding
 and original house on the island of Isla Mujeres.
Surrounded by Caribbean Ocean (180 degrees of ocean views from the windows)
 it gives you an unique opportunity to experience what it’s like living in a Sea Shell.
The conch shell house was built using a fairly traditional foundation, such as concrete, as well as recycled and found materials.

 The owner of the house Octavio Ocampo is a well known artist,
whose brother Eduardo is an architect
(he also has a house on that island, but a more traditional).

If you enter the house you would be surrounded
by a wonderful shell themed interior.
The main room has no corners – it is round.
The upstairs bathroom sink is made out of the base of a conch shell,
 the faucets are made out of coral,
 the towel racks are made from conch shells
and other seashells and items found on the local beach.

Image credits: Mark Stadnik

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