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Watch the Keynote Address “Bioarchitecture” by Javier Senosiain from Our Virtual Summit 2013

on February 19, 2015 at 10:46 am under

In anticipation of‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Keynote “Bioarchitecture” by green architect Javier Senosiain, Principal of Arquitectura Orgánica.  Renown for his sinuous, organic partially underground volumes covered in lush vegetation, we were very happy to include Javier as one of our distinguished keynotes, and we have Tanya Müller García to thank for inviting him.


Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, Javier’s keynote will address the origin of the philosophy and concept of organic works of his office, Arquitectura Orgánica.  He will include the description and benefits of green roofs and facades along with a description of other organic projects.  This video presentation is truly a feast for the eyes!  His breadth of living architecture structures is astounding and simply beautiful.

Javier hablará sobre el origen de la filosofía y concepto de las obras orgánicas del despacho.  Dará descripción y ventajas de las fachadas y azoteas verdes y descripción de proyectos orgánicos.

Here’s more:


Mexico City, Mexico. Javier Senosiain Aguilar is an architect, Principal of Arquitectura Orgánica. He also teaches the Architecture Design and Theory Workshop in the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Years later, he started collaborating as synodal examiner in professional examinations and for certain time he held the position of Academic Secretary in said faculty. In 2006 the Board of the UNAM Faculty of Architecture granted Javier the “Chair of Federico Mariscal.” He is the author of Organic Architecture of Senosiain, 2008 and Bio-Architecture, 2003.

The noted green architect is celebrated as a key exponent and explorer of organic architecture, the work some have likened to that of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, Paolo Soleri, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Buckminster Fuller, Antoni Gaudí and Rudolf Steiner. Javier Senosiain’s architectural creations have attracted both comment and controversy. Javier graduated with honors from the former National School of Architecture of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1972.

Javier Senosiain es arquitecto, Principal de Arquitectura Orgánica. Imparte la clase de taller del Diseño y Teoría de la Arquitectura en la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) desde 1974. Ocupó el cargo de secretario académico de dicha facultad. La Facultad de Arquitectura le otorgó impartir la Cátedra Federico Mariscal en el año de 2006. Javier es autor de Arquitectura Orgánica de Senosiain, 2008 y Bio-Arquitectura, “En busca de un Espacio,” 2003. Egresó en 1972 con mención honorífica de la entonces Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. ~ VS2013   

Watch the Keynote “Bioarchitecture” by Javier Senosiain below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas Inspiration Nook Video by Alison Liedkie.

The Status of Chinese Green Roofs & Featured Presentations from the 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Congress by Wang Xianmin and others

Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities? Inspiration Nook Video by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring.

Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients Inspiration Nook Video by João Manuel Linck Feijó.

How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living Video by Dorthe Rømø.

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano.

12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs Keynote Video by Steven Peck.

Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants Video by Kevin Songer.

La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain Panel Session with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán- Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García, Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.

Development of Different Types of Green Roofs & Green Walls for Improved Urban Biodiversity and Green Clime Adaptation in Cold Climates Video by Dr. Tobias Emilsson.

Naturación Urbana en España – Urban Greening in Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.

Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy Video by Wolfgang Ansel.

Introduction to Integrated Water Management Video by Jeff Bruce.

Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned Collaborative Video with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts.

Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect Keynote Video by Mary Ann Uhlmann.

Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Time Video by Christine Thuring.

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University Video by Dr. Gilberto Navas.

Sky Parks in the Public Realm – Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity Panel Session with Dr. Maureen Connelly, Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.

Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production Collaborative Video with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin.

Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage? Opening Keynote Video by Aditya Ranade.

Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs – Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas Video by Tanya Müller García.

The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Video by Jaron Lubin.

Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.

Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + A Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish