This concept house embedded inside a rock by Shanghai-based architectural designer Amey Kandalgaonkar was inspired by the Mada’in Saleh rock tombs in Saudi Arabia. Kandalgaonkar spent a significant amount of time creating the rock in 3D and cutting into it using concrete slabs to develop the look of the modernist home. He states:
Considering the visual complexity of the rocks at Mada’in Saleh, it was imperative to use simple planes and cubes in order to achieve a visual balance. 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.
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