oppenheim architecture + design: desert lodges
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apr 25, 2011
oppenheim architecture + design: desert lodges

‘desert lodge’ by oppenheim architecture + design in wadi rum, jordan
all images courtesy oppenheim architecture + design

florida-based firm oppenheim architecture + design has sent us images of their competition-winning
design for a new 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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