Eight buildings disguised as rocks - architecture and design

Eight buildings disguised as rocks



Following the creation of a cabininFrancethat was disguised as a large boulder, we round up eight buildings with rock-like forms including prayer halls, museums, theatres and houses.

Photo is by Mikkel Frost
Al Musallah prayer hall, UAE, by CEBRA
Danish architecture studio CEBRAcreated a cave-like prayer centre within alandscape of jagged, rock-like forms in Abu Dhabi. The building rises out of a small pool of water next to the Qasr Al Hosn Fort ? Abu Dhabi's oldest stone structure.
"The geometries intentionally land somewhere between building and landscape," saidCEBRA.
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Photo is by Iwan Baan
2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, UK, by Smiljan Radi?
Chilean architect Smiljan Radi? created a pebble-like form for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2014 from a paper-thin layer of white fibreglass. He raised the bulbous pavilion off the ground on a series of rough quarry stones. "I feel like a giant made this model as a gift for London," Radi? said at the time.
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Photo is courtesy of Jonathan Leijonhufvud
The Chapel of Sound, China, by Open Architecture
Chinese studioOpen Architecturedesigned this open-airconcert hall for a site in a valley near the ruins of the Great Wall of China. The rock-like structure is formed from a series of concrete layers designed to mimic surrounding cliff faces.
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