Snake shaped house

MexicoComplex of 10 apartments with the shape of a giant snake, surrounded by trees.

Nestled among the hills and forests, El Nido de Quetzalcóatl housing complex is shaped like a snake. This is a work designed by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain, inspired by Quetzalcóatl, the Aztec feathered serpent god.

The project, located about an hour’s drive from the Mexican capital, was built in 2001 and completed after six years. Outside, the living quarters are decorated in emerald and blue-violet colors to mimic the feathers of Quetzalcóatl.

El Nido de Quetzalcóatl is located on a land of nearly 7,500 m2, of which the construction area is about 1,500 m2 with 10 apartments. The apartments are located in the “snake back”, of which three are upstairs and seven are downstairs.

Each El Nido de Quetzalcóatl apartment has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a laundry area. They are connected by multicolored corridors.

In keeping with the solid theme, the apartments are designed with curves and windows overlooking the green landscape outside.

Neutral colors in the apartments create a contrast with the colorful space outside. Currently, El Nido de Quetzalcóatl’s apartments are all rented for more than $380 per night.

The El Nido de Quetzalcóatl campus also features gardens and decorative snake heads. The building also owns its own water treatment system. Wastewater from apartments will be filtered to water plants.

Thu Nguyet (Follow Insider)

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