These extravagant and futuristic concrete homes are situated in remote and exotic locations, giving the impression of being settled on an alien planet. Amey Kandalgaonkar, an architect and architectural photographer based in Shanghai and Mumbai, designed these imaginative dream homes. The first design portrays a dwelling that resembles a crater found on Mars, created for technology mogul Elon Musk. Following this, we come across a brutalist house in a U-shape, a snake-like house in the desert, a house inspired by Madain Saleh carved into a massive boulder, a slim concrete container home, a riverside residence with endless exterior walkways elevated above nature, and, lastly, an imposing jenga stack of volumes in a tranquil and peaceful location.
Our selected designer has come up with a brand-new concept for a house meant exclusively for the business tycoon Elon Musk. The idea for this particular design was triggered when Elon was busy selling off his previous properties in May.
The unique home is situated in a massive desert crater that could easily be mistaken for a Martian landscape, if not for the occasional patches of greenery. The house’s roof looks like a concrete lid that has been slid to one side of the crater, or perhaps a spaceship that crash-landed on the red planet’s surface and caused the giant impact crater.
The design of the pool and conversation pit in this space is unique, with both featuring circular shapes that mirror the hole in the rounded roof structure. The pool’s curved steps add an interesting ripple effect to the water, while tall cactuses growing through the roof create a striking visual element.
The extraterrestrial vessel-shaped edifice seems to sway on the elevated surface of our planet, jutting out over the uneven terrain.
The all-electric Cybertruck from Tesla proves its off-road capabilities as it breezes through rough terrain while being bulletproof.
Our upcoming unconventional residence features an exterior design of a U-shaped brutalist house that surrounds a cliff and then nestles into the underlying rock formation.
A homeowner who loves extreme sports has found their perfect playground in the great outdoors, thanks to Mother Nature.
The edge of the cliff presents a stunning view of an open-air swimming pool and sunbathing area, visible through a space in the roof of the house.
The natural rock formation is a significant element of the house’s interior design, extending upwards beyond a spacious concrete stairway. The beams of sunlight seep through the gaps, creating a unique and striking ambiance.
It’s just unbelievable how this concrete house bends and curves like a slithering serpent in the desert.
The flat portions of the twisted design serve as a space for a pool deck, sun decks, and areas for outdoor living. Meanwhile, the sloped parts of the structure have large gaps that let in sunlight, making it easier to access staircases that connect the different levels.
The concrete dwelling boasts open sides that seamlessly connect the interior with outdoor spaces, creating a harmonious bond with the breathtaking natural surroundings.
The interior of the house follows the same industrial theme as the outside, featuring simple and understated decoration. The outdoor lounges, bars and decks are surrounded by transparent frameless glass balustrades, preserving the sleek and seamless appearance of the building.
The uneven rock is dramatically overhung by the cantilevered curves.
The gaps are filled with structural supports that rise up.
The inspiration for this project came from the rock cut architecture at Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia. The past builders have left us with a vast amount of architectural heritage. Amey believes that due to the intricate design of the rocks at Madain Saleh, using simple planes and cubes was necessary to achieve a harmonious visual appeal.
According to the designer, they aimed to minimize the visual impact of the design when seen from eye level. It is only when viewed from an aerial perspective that the full extent of the intervention becomes apparent.
Massive rock formations have been transformed by lengthy volumes that have tunneled through them, creating a new and unique phenomenon in nature.
The property boasts not one but two swimming pools, each with its unique feature. The first one protrudes from the cliff face and takes the shape of a glass cuboid. Swimmers can enjoy their dips while being suspended high up in the air, providing a breathtaking view.
The straight and rigid concrete structures cut sharply through the undulating rock formations.
The concrete container house is nestled in a narrow and lengthy shape, blending into the rocky valley as it faces towards the vast sea.
A terrace surrounds the sparkling pool at ground level, with its topaz waters reflecting the vast expanse of the blue sea.
The concrete cuboids feature cutouts on their sides that serve as an extension of the interior rooms, leading to outdoor living spaces.
The flat rooftops offer a great space for terraces on each level of the house. These areas are decorated with contemporary white outdoor chairs that perfectly complement the grey stone slabs.
A colossal set of steps leads down from the rocky foundation and extends all the way to the shoreline.
The sleek and minimalistic design of contemporary buildings contrasts with the rugged and uneven appearance of stacked natural stones.
The impressive property boasts cantilevered decks, exterior walkways, and nature trails that seem to defy gravity, all while overlooking a picturesque wild riverside.
The metal piers that line the steep, rocky riverbank extend for miles and seamlessly blend in with the natural contours of the land.
A modern building stands amidst the enchanting scenery of an age-old forest, creating a picturesque fairytale setting.
The upper level of the house features a nature trail that seamlessly weaves through the interior spaces, allowing visitors to enjoy the shade while also getting up close to the trees. Additionally, the enclosed terraces around the multi-level design feature domestic trees that add to the overall natural atmosphere.
The homeowner can take a leisurely walk over the water on a walkway shaped like a horseshoe that leads to the front of the house.
Our ultimate contemporary house crafted from concrete is nestled in a serene green space surrounded by a tranquil, winding river.
The geometric shapes of linear blocks stand out in stark contrast to the organic, gentle surroundings of nature.
Giant windows reach up to the sky in a luxurious bedroom with an impressive double-height ceiling. The living room is just as grand and awe-inspiring.
Every element of the construction is designed to assimilate a distinct feature of the natural environment around it.
The way you enter a property can have a significant impact on the overall feel and atmosphere of the house. It sets the tone for what’s to come and can leave a lasting impression on visitors.