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Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco

  • 01:00 - 28 November, 2009
Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco
Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco

Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roca Blanca, Mexico
  • Concept

    Gabriel Orozco
  • Construction

    Tatiana Bilbao with Gabriel Orozco & Carlos Leguizamo
  • Structure

    Jesús del Castillo, Ramiro González Dávila.
  • Local Contractor

    David Jiménez

From the architect. Architectural photographer Iwan Baan recently shot the Observatory House, designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco and built by architect Tatiana Bilbao in Roca Blanca, Mexico.

The house is inspired on the Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory, built in Delhi in 1724.

Stefano Boeri from Abitare interviewed Gabriel Orozco about this project, where you can read more about his vision.

Cite: "Observatory House / Tatiana Bilbao + Gabriel Orozco" 28 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/41517/observatory-house/>
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86 Comments

widyanto · March 09, 2013

this is centric

gpanderson · December 17, 2012

Gee people use your imagination, what is about the obsession with seeing the plans?

Brilliant. Imagine how the pool keeps the rooms cool!

AllAboutDoor&Windows · September 02, 2012

The problem with living in this house would be that we&#39d NEVER want to leave... http://t.co/dlTZ8nVO #architecture #seaside #Mexico

Arqbra · July 17, 2012

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Analog Giant · July 17, 2012

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Genevieve Matherly · June 15, 2012

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egiannou · June 14, 2012

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osman ghaffar · June 14, 2012

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Nozomi Kobayashi · June 14, 2012

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Marcia Marshall · June 14, 2012

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Travis Vachon · June 14, 2012

jesus, want: http://t.co/Q9WoQmAS

Rattenjunge · June 13, 2012

Well, take in consideration that the disegn of the house was made by an artist. Check out his work, 'water in the center' is a common motiv in his works.

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Mohammed AlMohammadi · February 29, 2012

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LosGazquez_Joya · February 11, 2012

Que chulo! Observatory House | ArchDaily http://t.co/hh9wxHpp via @archdaily

Camila Piva · February 09, 2012

Nossa véi... que loco http://t.co/9OGEXoHc via @archdaily

Erd?s Ákos · February 04, 2012

Observatory House http://t.co/Z5YhTtpm

Elliott Weaver · February 04, 2012

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Gary Allman · February 03, 2012

Wonderful concept illustrated by great pictures.

I feel the design missed an opportunity in not using the pool to light the living spaces.

Austin Rivas · January 04, 2012

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James Lee Branham · January 04, 2012

I want this house. http://t.co/h0dwIHB2

SIAMFRIT · January 03, 2012

Observatory House http://t.co/8GVorFzz

Javier Fernandez · January 03, 2012

Esta casita me arrendaría para estas vacaciones... http://t.co/GKoYArXA ...quiero empezar bien el 2012 ¿alguien tiene el número del dueño?

Philip Clarke · January 03, 2012

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youshouldhaveit · January 03, 2012

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Rahul Maniyar · January 02, 2012

What a wonderful observatory house! http://t.co/OlFVzbWx

Social Media · January 02, 2012

i visited jantar mantar in Jaipur, India. Concept is ok and its more latest than Jantar mantar. The difference is, Jantar mantar rounded by field and this rounded by sea

Lars van der Werf · December 23, 2011

In Mexico staat een huis aan zee met een zwembad op het dak. http://t.co/WZ3MtbFg Ik vind het een mooi huis.

Rafael Cubillo Bravo · December 11, 2011

Que bien me vendría estar en la hamaca de esta casa... http://t.co/Gi7w2lOc

Vassilis Papakon/nou · December 07, 2011

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peperuiz · November 27, 2011

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pozobo · November 22, 2011

this is amazing on of the reliable project

Gabriel R C · November 10, 2011

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@alsansark

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Charles Delaville · October 19, 2011

Observatory House http://t.co/9LiCUZZW Simple et efficace.

Crédit Keasy · October 19, 2011

the Observatory House, designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco http://t.co/eDIeJhwX

marina lage · October 13, 2011

poesia em forma de construção.
amei.

Agata@Scape IT · October 09, 2011

Pure beauty. The Observatory House, designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco and built by architect Tatiana Bilbao http://t.co/2r8zHqqK

Gabari · September 28, 2011

#Zen: Observatory House | ArchDaily http://t.co/wL9zTU5l via @archdaily

Jeff Smith · September 27, 2011

How amazing is this Observatory House? http://t.co/55ItcGpi #architecture

ArchGuy · September 26, 2011

Is there a floor plan of this building somewhere? I would love to use this building in a project I'm doing right now.

Enric · September 24, 2011

Pensant que fer a la Monumental http://t.co/5WzMY6AB vía @archdaily

Mitsuhiro Yoshida · September 24, 2011

Beautiful! Observatory House - ArchDaily http://t.co/0txOWGMi

Knut Eric Wingsch · September 20, 2011

Observatory House, Roca Blanca, Mexico / Tatiana Bilbao http://t.co/m2WzdwK1

Olivier de Locht · September 09, 2011

Une jolie petite maison sur la colline by Tatiana Bilbao : http://t.co/D4NcbfC

energysavinghouse · September 08, 2011

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amada Carlota HR · September 06, 2011

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gusta · August 24, 2011

awesome pool.
iwan baan: you make me fell there.

Aiste · March 26, 2011

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anas jaouni · March 17, 2011

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Barby Omodei · March 17, 2011

#arquitectura ..Observatory House.. fantástica piscina.. http://bit.ly/8JzuxS via @ArchDaily

Stanislav · February 16, 2011

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Erica Riva · February 03, 2011

Observatory House _ http://t.co/FTG0UEj #Architecture #Photography

kropped · December 07, 2010

The best beach house ever - Observatory House http://t.co/rLP2EUj #architecture #beach #house

Rubèn Riau · December 07, 2010
Brian Swichkow · December 06, 2010

Best #pool ever!! - Location, location, location - http://bit.ly/dHt6F6

alex raynes-goldie · December 04, 2010

&#39Observatory House&#39 in Mexico - love the relationship to the coast http://t.co/eBI44vz via @archdaily

farlung · December 04, 2010

now that's what i call thermal mass!

JS · November 24, 2010

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My dream house

Irena · November 09, 2010

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Marina · September 30, 2010
Luis Rivero · September 24, 2010

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Byeong Soo Kang · August 09, 2010

Get on the roof of the pool is really nice!

jeremy foster · July 30, 2010

Some more photos of the house: http://ow.ly/2j0jK

R Goldschmidt · June 28, 2010

Ich mag dieses Haus, in der Nähe des Meeres. Und Ich mag die billigen Innenräume, sie sehen so anhört, wie in der Nähe des Meeres. Wirklich tolles Projekt. Bravo! (Translate: I really like this house, nearby the sea. And I like the cheap interiors, they look like beeing nearby the sea. Really great project. Bravo)

jonathan holmes · April 28, 2010

this must be one of the most amazing houses I&#39ve ever seen http://bit.ly/8JzuxS

Raymond Girard · January 16, 2010

A swimming pool literally built INTO a house - the house built AROUND the pool http://bit.ly/8JzuxS

va va lu · January 06, 2010

The Universe House - http://bit.ly/8JzuxS AND http://bit.ly/8oZldS.

Héctor Coss · January 04, 2010

RT ArchDaily likes México: http://www.archdaily.com/41517...

Keep Going · December 28, 2009
Basil Irving · December 17, 2009

Universe House in Roca Blanca. http://www.archdaily.com/41517...

Nick Downes · December 14, 2009

RT @archdaily: @telosandtechne gabriel orozco is an amazing artist. Check his house here: http://bit.ly/59Wu0g Loving this house

Mistrz Yeti · December 14, 2009

Check out: "The Universe House / Tatiana Bilbao | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/gssmz3 )

Gonçalo Almeida · December 11, 2009

The Universe House in Mexico - http://www.archdaily.com/41517...

Katia · December 03, 2009

Bellísimo y sensible proyecto en cuanto al contemplar que otorga el lugar por sí mismo...

linda · December 01, 2009

Beautiful images. Great lifestyle :)

Sara Domingues · December 01, 2009

i think that the site makes the house. if the place and the surrounding view weren't that beautiful i guess the house wouldn't look so appealing... anyway, the cheap interior spaces and its simplicity kind of match the picture so it is a good work.

arnold · November 30, 2009

very good idea. The only one proplem: the cheap living interior spaces. But I think understand why: this building is somewhere by the sea, so oversee it would be problematic.

Andrew Geber · November 29, 2009

awesome

md · November 29, 2009

either way - im jealous...check out them bikini details

bobb.i · November 29, 2009

man, i would really like to own that house, the pool and platform are just great, ... the interior looks a bit dull and ordinary though, but who wants to be inside anyway with a view like that from the rooftop....

Shawn · November 29, 2009

While the shots are beautiful. It's a bit misleading when you title the project Universe House, Taitana Bilbao by Iwan Baan.

Very misleading actually.

David Basulto · November 29, 2009 06:35 AM

yeah, fixed

ballistamagazine · November 28, 2009

Agree with Gorgos...The project is presented as an exterior project and is lacking in interior/living perspectives. The only two thumbnails provided are fairly ambiguous and definitely should receive the same attention as those great exterior spaces. We could probably use a site plan as well; it appears that a great deal of thought was given to how the architecture touches the landscape. Interesting project though!

kagayakitecture · November 28, 2009

I think it's a swimming pool after all... The house is just additional purpose..

gorgos · November 28, 2009

Is this project a house or a swimmingpool... Some layouts and sections would be much appreciated. No doubt they would be very interesting and worth posting.

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