* Architecture: Wadi Resort by Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Architecture: Wadi Resort by Oppenheim Architecture + Design: “..Florida-based practice Oppenheim Architecture + Design have released these images of their proposals for 47 desert lodges at a resort in Wadi Rum, Jordan..The lodges will be carved directly into the sandstone cliff face and the building elements will be made from rammed earth and cement mixed with local red sand..’International “green” architect Chad Oppenheim sets a new benchmark for design and ecological sensitivity with the Wadi Resort – located in Wadi Rum, Jordan, set for completion in 2014..Oppenheim Architecture + Design (OAD) beat out a global competition and will execute an unprecedented project comprised of 47 desert lodges, setting forth a future primitive experience for the avid globetrotter, an hour and a half outside of Petra, the ancient city of the Nebataeans carved into the desert rock..about a visceral connection to culture and place. The resulting experience is a revolutionary notion of opulence that is intentionally reduced to what is essential..” Impressive site, distinctive conception; contextual sensibility; “essential opulence” (?)…
See our post on a home and office by Oppenheim Architecture + Design: Residential Architecture: Kirchplatz Office & Residence by Oppenheim and Huesler Architekten.
image: Courtesy Oppenheim Architecture + Design; article: Dezeen