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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

House-shell on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

On a quiet Mexican island of Isla Mujeres, only 13 km from one of the most popular Mexican resorts of Cancun, is a very unusual building - House-shell (Conch Shell House). Belongs he known Mexican surrealist artist Octavio Ocampo, who in collaboration with his brother, the architect Eduardo personally engaged in the development of this wonderful project. His idea was to create an organic design in harmony with the environment. That is why all forms of buildings mimic the natural beauty of nature.

Beautiful snow-white building made in the shape of a seashell, built of traditional materials such as cement and concrete quality, as well as from natural recycled materials in the form of crushed shells and corals found on the coast. It is estimated to finish the exotic home of about 4000 sea shells were used in Mexico.

The interior of the house-shells fully corresponds to the outer shell. The interior in maritime style is striking in its naturalness - as in the nature of sharp angles practically do not exist, the central space of the building is circular in shape and blends in with the other rooms. The house has a kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a toilet. Sinks in the bathrooms are made of pressed coral dust and mixers are huge sea shells and corals. On the second floor of the structure is a spiral staircase, and in the cozy courtyard is a large pool surrounded by tropical plants and coconut trees. Fences and tracks are also made of the main local building material, which makes the Mexican coast.

Owner of a unique house-shells, Octavio Ocampo, takes his work of art in the rent. It has all the amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday, including internet access and air conditioning. From the windows of a huge snow-white shell beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. Unusual house is often rented for weddings, as these parts exotic environment necessarily provide all participants of the ceremony a mass of bright emotions. The cost of living in the Conch Shell House in the Mexico of $ 225 per day.  

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