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The Whimsical House (SOURCE:
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A typical home in Mexico City is usually three stories, built with bricks and cement. Most houses have the following floor plan:

The first floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen, three rooms and two bathrooms, and the patio. The second floor has six rooms and three bathrooms. Lastly, the third floor has the laundry room and a storage room.

Every room is painted to its own theme, ant the bathrooms follow their own design. There is a balcony facing the patio and the patio is colorfully decorated with plants and flowers.

The Whimsical House, however,  designed by architect Javier Senoriain, does not follow this typical floor plan. Instead, this modern house brings the aquatic life into architecture.

The house is in the shape of a shell and features an entry cut into a wall of colorful stained glass windoes that shine colorful hues into the interior of the house.

Stone paths and “grass carpet” lead guests into various rooms of the house. The bathroom has sandy walls, making you believe you are under the sea.

What makes this house stand out from the rest of the houses found in Mexico City it is “organic” design. Everything found in the house is made with natural materials.

About Ana Palma-Gutierrez 29 Articles
My name is Ana Palma-Gutierrez, and I am from Mexico City. I first moved to the U.S. when I was seven years old, and the transition into my new life was a very challenging experience for me. I had to learn English in order for me to survive in my new home, and in addition, I had to leave all my friends and family behind in order for me to find a better life. Almost thirteen years have passed by since I first moved to the U.S. and I am very proud of being a Staff Writer and Copy Editor for The Jibsheet. Currently, I am the only Mexican/Hispanic Staff Writer and Copy Editor on staff, and I am very proud of myself for this accomplishment. I want to thank my Editor in Chief (Riley Hartwell,) as well as the rest of my editors for giving me the opportunity of writing and editing for The Jibsheet. I look forward to completing my Arts and Science Degree here at Bellevue College, and transferring onto a four-year college, where I hope to Major in Political Science and Minor in Journalism.