These amazing renders were made by architectural designer Amey Kandalgaonkar. They show a concept for a modernist concrete house in a rock that is not called ‘House Inside a Rock’ for nothing.
Kandalgaonkar, based in Shanghai, was born in Mumbai and graduated with a master's degree in Architectural Design from University College in London. However, he left architecture to start a full-time career in architectural photography. This special design, House Inside a Rock, was inspired by Mada's in Saleh, a UNESCO world heritage site in Saudi Arabia, where in the first century rocks were converted into houses.
House Inside a Rock are renders that show how a house can be built in a rock.
The images of House Inside a Rock are renders that show how a house can be built in a rock. The rough texture of the stone contrasts with the smooth surface of the concrete from which the house is built. A monumental entrance gate stands vertically on the wide rectangular living space which is located in the open air. On top of the living space there is an open terrace that leads to another higher terrace where the swimming pool is placed next to a shadow-rich pool house.
“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,” explained the architect in an earlier interview. “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.”