“House Inside a Rock” Concept Merges Ancient Tombs With Minimal Architecture

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INTRO: The concept for Amey Kandalgaonkar’s “House Inside a Rock” takes inspiration from the rock-cut tombs found in Saudi Arabia’s UNESCO world heritage site, Madain Saleh. Like the ancient archaeological site, Kandalgaonkar has used an enormous sandstone rock formation as the point of departure for the structure — much like a sculptor would carve out a form from marble.

The conceptual design and accompanying 3D rendering of “House Inside a Rock” sees concrete slabs intersect the large geological formation, creating a modular style reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water building. The introduction of concrete brings the design well into the 21st century while complementing the ancient concept and the organic nature of sandstone rock formations. (MORE)

https://www.designboom.com/architecture/...-05-13-19/

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In the UK we don't have quite the same amount of space as the US. Any Englishman has the right to build a tree house in his garden but needs to be aware that the tree house will probably be seen by his neighbours. An Englishman may be asked to remove a concrete tree house from his garden simply because a concrete tree house is an abomination against nature. Whereas an American can build a concrete tree house with impunity - all that is required is concrete and money.
Our hero Amey Kandalgaonkar certainly has concrete and money.
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(May 16, 2019 11:31 PM)confused2 Wrote: In the UK we don't have quite the same amount of space as the US. Any Englishman has the right to build a tree house in his garden but needs to be aware that the tree house will probably be seen by his neighbours. An Englishman may be asked to remove a concrete tree house from his garden simply because a concrete tree house is an abomination against nature. Whereas an American can build a concrete tree house with impunity - all that is required is concrete and money.
Our hero Amey Kandalgaonkar certainly has concrete and money.

In the case of swashbuckling Kandalgaonkar, he's where the real future of money is, in Shanghai. Originally from Mumbai, apparently -- if so he left one crowded realm for another. Unclear where his creations are even specifically located, or if some are outside of China. Maybe secrecy is a drawback of working there.

It's a popular conception abroad that only half of China is habitable land (packing the sardines even tighter?). But all the varying standards, charts, and maps which get appealed to for differing opinions about that just leaves one disoriented at the end of the 8-yuan tour through the Forbidden Institute of Marble.
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