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A Visual Journey within the Sanctuary of Wadi Rum

Delicately excavated from the natural grounds of Jordan’s Wadi Rum, Jordanian architect Rasem Kamal transformed the phrase of “form follows function” into “subtraction follows function”, emphasizing the relationship between external form and internal space with a resort that promises a sanctuary both above and underground.

In the newly-released video of the proposal, the architect uncovers the hidden resort and takes viewers on an enchanting walkthrough of the proposed Wadi Rum Sanctuary Resort. Kamal complements the desert’s jagged landscape with the resort’s subtle architecture, letting the structure blend seamlessly with its surroundings.

Ain Ghazal Interpretation Park / Rasem Kamal

© Rasem Kamal
© Rasem Kamal

Architects: Rasem Kamal, Heba Najada, Yousef Zaki Location: Ain Ghazal, Amman, Jordan Team supervisor: Leen Fakhoury Site area: 130,000 sqm Project built-up area: 40,000 sqm Project year: 2009 Photographs: Courtesy of Rasem Kamal