“Considering the visual complexity of the rocks at Mada’in Saleh, it was imperative to use simple planes and cubes to achieve a visual balance,” the Shanghai-based architect Amey Kandalgaonkar shares. “I started out creating the rock in 3D software which in itself was a sculpting process. Later when inserting the house into this rock, I tried to keep its visual impact from eye level as minimum as possible and only when observed from a birds-eye, the real extent of the intervention is revealed.” One of the best at the 3D concept renders, Kandalgaonkar spent a great amount of time working on this project. Rock house seems to be full of surprises the more you look into it, either by how the rock is cut or by the realization of complexity to the full extent when seen from above. Visit the architect’s official website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Designed by Amey Kandalgaonkar
Inspired by the Mada’in Saleh rock tombs in Saudi Arabia