Have you ever stayed in Jordan? Thanks to creative 3d imagery, you can dream away with projects that for now only exist in a digital dimension. Wadi Rum Hotel can count in that way, because this imposing design does great credit to its sandy setting.
Kacper Niezabitowski has not graduated as an architect yet, but as a student he has already proven his worth several times. Now, he surprises us with a design in the desert, in Jordan to be exact. Both with architecture and interior Wadi Rum Hotel proves to hold a firm grasp on the character of the environment. For example, huge sand stones were the prime material for the construction of the building. Next to this, the eponymous desert contains a few mystical rocks. These were a telling source of inspiration to determine the overall shape of the project. The entrance of the hotel forms a tipping point between inside and outside, which reminds of a prehistoric cave.
For the interior, the architecture student decided to maintain a minimalistic style: a perfect addition to the presence of the desert. Colours and materials were selected with the intention of creating a parallel with the surroundings. Think mainly of brown and sand tones that the sun illuminates in full glory. Lime and sand were primary components, while the parquet was manufactured of acacia radiana, a local tree species that is typical of this difficult environment for plants to bloom. Throughout the complex, visitors come across different mini oases, such as enclosed gardens, ponds, and swimming pools.
The complex contains different mini oases
It is noteworthy admirable how clearly the grandeur of the design was transported to imagery. Long passageways, large windows, and a variation of open spaces and quiet corners are testimonies of a lively idea that takes every onlooker along in a fantasy. Even though the foundation of the hotel is mainly driven by the unaltered nature of the desert, the architecture simultaneously generates futuristic associations. That is to say, you could look at the exterior from a distance and ascribe it to a science-fiction story without any problems. In addition, the nearby water strengthens the feeling of unlimited spatiality.
Wadi Rum Hotel awakens our enthusiasm for the future of architecture with a new intensity. Hopefully, waking up in an exceptional building as this will become a reality in a few years. Reaching high is rewarding, and the idea behind this design confirms so! Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Images courtesy of Kacper Niezabitowski