House Inside a Rock
Photo credit: Amey Kandalgaonkar via Design Boom
Shanghai-based architect Amey Kandalgaonkar was enthralled by the rock-cut tomb architecture of Saudi Arabia’s Mada’in Saleh, an archaeological site that constitutes the kingdom’s southernmost and largest settlement after Petra. So, this “House Inside a Rock” came about, and it looks to be something straight from a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie, or possibly one set on another Earth-like world. Read more for additional pictures and information.


House Inside a Rock
House Inside a Rock
“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 eye, the real extent of the intervention is revealed,” said Amey.

House Inside a Rock
House Inside a Rock