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This Mexican Architect’s Quirky Work Is Pure Eye Candy

For over 30 years now, architect Javier Senosiain has devoted his career to creating some of Mexico’s most bizarre and beautiful buildings. His works are so beloved that the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City is currently showcasing Javier’s achievements. The 68-year-old architect has focused his designs around the school of “organic architecture,” which aims to create structures that appear as if they have grown naturally out of the earth. The results of Javier’s efforts are often as beautiful as they are otherworldly. Don’t know what we mean? Let’s take a look at some of his most amazing creations.

Quetzalcoatl’s Nest, one of Javier’s most well known creations, is actually an apartment complex.

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What looks like the scary mouth of a giant serpent (which it totally is), is actually one of the most well-known features of Quetzalcoatl’s condos.

The apartments are built to resemble the body of feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of wind and learning.

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Windows from the apartments show off the massive scale of this creation.

Like the photo above, parts of the exterior were painted to resemble feathers. Other sections were designed to resemble scales.

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A closer look reveals the level of detail that went into making sections like the serpent’s face.

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This kind of detail isn’t just limited to the exterior.

Once inside the many caves of Quetzalcoatl’s Nest, visitors are treated to a dazzling display of colors.

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This definitely makes your neighbor’s Christmas display look like chopped liver.

Even simple water reflections show off how stunning the interior is.

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In case you’re wondering what an actual apartment looks like from the inside…

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The body of the snake is clearly visible from this person’s home.

With the Nautilus House, a building much smaller than Quetzalcoatl’s Nest, Javier was able to pack in more imagination than the average architect could ever dream of.

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The giant window display leads to some amazing lighting inside the conch-shaped home.

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Looks like something right out of a fairy tale.

Like most architects, Javier uses models when working on the design of a building. The Palace of Fine Arts exhibit shows off many of these, including Quetzalcoatl’s Nest.

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Even the scales on the mouth of the serpent are visible in the model.

Other exhibits on display at the museum show off smaller concepts Javier has developed.

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With this design, Javier turns the sombrero into a landmark.

This shows the model and the final home.

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The design looks almost like an eroded rock formation in the desert.

The roundness of his designs are not an accident.

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Javier explains, “When a child is born we put him an incubator, which is a box. Then we put him a playpen. The child is placed in a succession of boxes throughout his life, and then when he dies, he is put in another box. The idea here is to break with the box.”

If you were wondering, Javier Senosiain’s actual home is just as amazing as his other work.

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Built to resemble a shark, one can only wonder how amazing the view is from that giant window.

If you like his work, be sure to follow Javier on Twitter, or just head to the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City.

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READ: Mexico’s “Creepiest” Director Gets His Own Exhibit At LACMA

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The World Series is still happening despite Covid because baseball just can’t be held down. The Dodgers are playing their first World Series game today and fans are so excited to finally get some more baseball in their lives.

The World Series is here and Los Dodgers are playing their first game.

Baseball is America’s pastime and few teams have a fanbase as energized as The Dodgers. Ask any Dodgers fans about how difficult it is to get to the stadium and their commitment to the team is clear. It is not anywhere accessible by public transportation so you really have to want it.

People are super energized to celebrate and support their team.

The Dodgers made it to the championship game against the Houston Astros in 2017. The Dodgers lost to the Astros that year but three years later the Astros had the title stripped because of a cheating scandal. Now, The Dodgers have a chance to make win a title and Dodgers fans are excited to see it happen.

Even the furry fans are getting excited about the games.

It’s a fact that if a team has furry fans then they have the best fanbase. Who doesn’t want to end up at a stadium or party with these cute fluffers walking around in their Dodgers’ gear? These four-legged fans are better than child fans because they are going to get everyone’s spirits up.

The team has a lot of big names behind them cheering them on.

Los Angeles is home to some of the top celebrities and athletes. It must be nice to know that some of the most influential people are out there pushing for you to make it all the way. Bonus points if they are other athletes who know just how exciting and hard it is to compete at the elite level.

Let’s go, Dodgers!

The Dodgers play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 5:11 PST. Be sure to tune in and cheer for your favorite baseball team as they try for the championship again.

READ: From Serving Tacos To Being Signed With The LA Dodgers, Here’s What We Know Of The LA Dodger’s Pitcher

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“Selena: The Series” Trailer Is Here And The ’80s Hairstyles Are Everything

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“Selena: The Series” Trailer Is Here And The ’80s Hairstyles Are Everything

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Update October 26, 2020

The trailer for Netflix’s “Selena: The Series” is here and it is everything fans have been hoping for. The Netflix Original series is shining a light on the Selena few of us have had a chance to explore. The story will be told of a young Selena as she is starting her music career.

The trailer for “Selena: The Series” is out and it looks magnificent.

The first trailer is here and it is showing us all of the ’80s Selena vibes and looks we love. We never got a real good look at the early years of Selena y Los Dinos so this show is giving us a chance to better know Selena. We all know Selena as the Grammy-winning artist who was tragically murdered by her fan club president, but we have not really known her at the beginning of her career.

Let’s just all take a moment and appreciate those curly-haired looks.

We have all seen the photos of Selena with the curly, ’80s-style looks. Her curly hair always seemed like some intangible moment in her history. For the first time in a long time, we get to know the Selena who worked to become the most famous female Latin artists of all time.

We are just over one month away before the release of the new show.

“Selena: The Series” premieres on Dec. 4 and all the Selena fans cannot wait. Be sure to catch in on Netflix so we all have something to talk about online while still in quarantine.

Original: One of the most popular and cathartic things to do in the time of Covid is to binge-watch shows on streaming platforms. Why drag something out when you can watch an entire season in a day? Well, Selena fans now have one more thing to binge after Netflix announced the release date for “Selena: The Series.”

The world will forever change after Dec. 4.

Netflix is finally releasing the highly anticipated show “Selena: The Series” and we are so stoked to finally see it. The show has been on the radar of Selena fans everywhere since it was announced in 2018. We have all patiently waited for two years to finally see this show.

This is not a drill. This is not a prank. This is a gift from the entertainment deities who want to make sure that we all have something to make these hard times better. All you need is access to a Netflix account, doesn’t matter whose, and the enduring love for Selena that most of us have.

People are marking their calendars for a big day in entertainment.

That’s right. Netflix is releasing “Selena: The Series” and Disney+ is releasing “Mulan” for Disney+ subscribers at no extra charge after trying to rent it for $30 through the app. Dec. 4 is gearing up to be one of the most exciting days for people who just don’t want to leave the house during the current Covid pandemic. What a time to be a live, huh?

Netflix knows exactly what they are doing by releasing this show.

This show is approved by the Quintanilla family so there is that. This show was announced at the same time that Telemundo announced that the Spanish-language network was releasing their own series “El Secreto De Selena.”

The Telemundo show was based on the book written by journalist María Celeste Arrarás. The family has vehemently denied the accusations made in the book multiple times and Telemundo’s decision to make the series, which aired in 2018, angered viewers.

We have been promised a story about Selena that we have not seen in the past.

The Netflix series will not be rehashing what we have already seen. We know the story of Selena’s musical rise and tragic death thanks to “Selena” with J.Lo.

“Selena: The Series” is going to be showing us the life of a young Selena before the fame and musical career. It is truly amazing that after all of these years, there are still new stories to be told about Selena and her important place in American Latino history.

“Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice,” reads the description of the show. “The two-part coming-of-age drama ‘Selena: The Series’ explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time — and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.”

So, mark your calendars and gather your loved ones.

This day should be a holiday as we all know that Selena is one of the greatest unifiers in the Latino community. We still sing her songs to this day and her legacy is being passed down to younger Latinos. Selena gave us representations before we knew we wanted and needed it.

It’s like we can already hear those old-school Selena y Los Dinos songs playing in our heads. Dec. 4 can’t get here fast enough and that’s a fact.

READ: Chris Perez Says He’s In the Dark When It Comes To Netflix’s ‘Selena: The Series’

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