oppenheim architecture + design: desert lodges in wadi rum, jordan
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apr 25, 2011
oppenheim architecture + design: desert lodges in wadi rum, jordan

oppenheim architecture + design: desert lodges in wadi rum, jordan
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florida-based firm oppenheim architecture + design has sent us images of their competition-winning design for a desert lodge in wadi rum, jordan. conceived with the primary intention of remaining humble within the desert site, the project seeks to establish a new benchmark for design, quality and sustainability in the natural environment.

view out to the desert




emerging from the landscape like an uncovered stone, the luxury accommodations are revealed in geometric cut-outs from the topography. the architecture is inserted into the natural faults and fissures of the land, resulting in simple and elemental forms that aim to enhance and embrace the site. as a living space, the project seeks to provide a direct connection between man and nature by leaving many elements of the design raw and honest to its surrounding.

interior view of lodge




accommodating a rock lodge, spa lodge, tent lodge and reserve villa, the design pays microcosmic attention to each program by spatially responding to the regional cues. the result is a series of architectonic forms that resonate with the geological histories of the region.


welcome area


glazed lodge


view of hamam


outdoor pool




natural pool


night view


view of tent lodge site






towards the spa at night




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