We’ve encountered some remarkable architectural feats, from the Japanese “Leaf House” to the five-storey Aussie designed cliff face home – but neither holds a candle to Amey Kandalgaonkar’s 3D designed and rendered “House Inside A Rock.”
Inspired by the UNESCO world heritage listed tomb of Saudi Arabia’s Madain Saleh, Shanghai-based Kandalgaonkar has created a minimalistic rock-cut home using large slabs of concrete built into an existing rock face. Like many of Kandalgaonkar’s projects, the “House Inside A Rock” explores the subtractive method of construction with a contemporary take.
Expanding on his idea for the home, Kandalgaonkar explained, “… considering the visual complexity of the rocks at Madain 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 bird’s eye, the real extent of the intervention is revealed.”
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House inside a rock The context of this project is inspired from #madainsaleh rock cut architecture in Saudi Arabia. Creating the rock in 3d was super fun and turned out better than I expected…Experience of living in such a house would be quite surreal. Any billionaires out there interested in building this? 🙂 #modernistarchitecture #modernhouse #brutgroup #rockhouse #deserthouse #cliffhouse #desertarchitecture #brutalist #brutalism #brutalistarchitecture #concreate #concrete #concretedesign #concreteart #concretearchitecture #concretehouse #octanerender #3d #gfx #cgi #thebartlett #digitalarchitecture #dezeen #archdaily #designboom