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, by carving tombs with elaborate facades into the sandstone rock.
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.