Architectural designer Amey Kandalgaonkar has created renderings of House Inside a Rock, a concept for a modernist concrete house built within a giant rock.

Mumbai born, Shanghai-based Kandalgaonkar designed the house to be a contemporary twist on the architecture of the Mada’in Saleh necropolis, a UNESCO world heritage site in Saudi Arabia.

建築設計師Amey Kandalgaonkar創造了House Inside a Rock的渲染圖,這是一個建在巨大岩石中的現代混凝土房屋的概念。

孟買出生於上海的Kandalgaonkar將這座房屋設計為沙特阿拉伯聯合國教科文組織世界遺產Mada’in Saleh墓地建築的現代風格。

Mada’in Saleh was built in the first century by carving tombs with elaborate facades into the sandstone rock.

“When I first saw the images of rock cut-tomb architecture, I knew I had to use it as an inspiration in an architectural project,” said Kandalgaonkar.

“There is a huge amount of architectural heritage laid out for us by past builders and I believe they did a great job of integrating built environments in natural elements.”

Mada’in Saleh建於公元一世紀,通過將精緻的外牆雕刻成砂岩岩石而建造。



Kandalgaonkar designed House Inside a Rock to appear as if it grew out of the rock. A monumental ground floor entrance shaft connects with a wide, rectangular living space open to the air all along the exterior side. Raw concrete slabs fit in around rocky protrusions.

A terrace tops this volume, leading to a higher set of terraces and a swimming pool perched on the top of the outcrop next to a shaded penthouse area.

Kandalgaonkar設計的House Inside a Rock看起來好像是從岩石中長出來的。 巨大的地面入口豎井與寬敞的矩形生活空間相連,空間一直向外開放。 原始混凝土板適合岩石突起周圍。


This terrace tracks along the top of the rock to another swimming pool with glass walls and bottom that cantilevers off the edge of the rock.


“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,” said Kandalgaonkar.

“I tried to keep it’s 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.”

“考慮到Mada’in Saleh岩石的視覺複雜性,必須使用簡單的平面和立方體以實現視覺平衡,”Kandalgaonkar說。


Conceptual architecture can push the limits of blending nature and design.

Architectural visualiser Alex Hogrefe designed a conceptual retreat craved into an Icelandic cliff face, and Australian housing firm Modscape designed a modular home that could hang off the side of a sea cliff.


建築可視化設計師亞歷克斯·霍格雷夫(Alex Hogrefe)設計了一個渴望融入冰島懸崖面的概念性休閒場所,澳大利亞住房公司Modscape設計了一個可以懸掛在海崖邊的模塊化住宅。



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