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A glass house in the Mexican desert, twenty minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, Casa Etérea sits on the slope of an extinct volcano. The sustainably-built dwelling is encased in mirrored panels, reflecting the changing light that illuminates its rugged landscape.
Project name
Casa Etérea
Location
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Photography
Kevin Scott, Prashant Ashoka, Estudio Mavix
DARS Studio [Design, Architectural Robotics & Systems]: The research discusses building new communities in the desert. Siwa Oasis in Egypt was selected as the project location because of its historical background and how the Siwa inhabitants adapted with the desert using local material to build efficient architecture. Building in the desert has man...
Student
Hossam Badr
University
Dessau International Architecture | Anhalt Hochschule
Teacher
Sina Mostafavi, Manuel Kretzer
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, V-ray, Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper
Nucleus, The Hyperloop Desert Campus designed by Mariana Cabugueira, Begum Aydinoglu and Juan Carlos Naranjo. Co-existing with its unique topography, climate and splendid scenery, the Hyperloop Desert Campus Competition cherishes designers who are brave enough to take on the challenge to design an iconic campus in one of the most sublime and remin...
Project name
Nucleus, The Hyperloop Desert Campus
Architecture firm
Mariana Cabugueira, Left Angle Partnership, PadaLabs
Location
Nevada Desert, United States
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Keyshot, Corona Renderer, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop
The Mexican architecture firm Red Arquitectos led by Susana Lopez Gonzalez has recently completed Nivana House, a passive solar house in the desert of Baja California Sur, Mexico for a musical director from Hawaii.
Project name
Casa Nivana
Architecture firm
Red Arquitectos
Location
Cerritos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Photography
Miguel Angel Calanchini
The Brazilian architecture firm Victor B. Ortiz Architecture has designed Aikô Residence, a single family home in the middle of Dunas do Rosado desert in Brazil
Project name
Aikô Residence
Architecture firm
Victor B. Ortiz Architecture
Location
Dunas do Rosado, Brazil
Tools used
Autodesk Revit, Rhinoceros 3D, Lumion 10
Designed by Egyptian architecture student Ismail Behery from Mansoura College Academy, White Desert Resort is located in the Egyptian Western Desert to appreciate its unique natural landscapes.
Student
Ismail Behery
University
Mansoura College Academy
Teacher
Dr. Hala Raslan
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, V-Ray, Autodesk Revit, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop
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The Mexico City-based architecture firm AIDIA STUDIO has designed OCULUS, a desert hotel pod proposal in The Rub’ al Khali Desert, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A Biomimetic Approach: The design of the Oculus is inspired by how desert organisms through specific features in their anatomy are ab...