This is What a Resort Carved Into a Mountain Looks Like

What good is a resort that sticks out like a grotesque pimple in an otherwise gorgeous locale? No good, that's what. The designers of Wadi Rum Resort are taking the opposite approach by integrating the resort into a Jordanian mountainside, which they say has "nominal impact" on the surroundings. You'll be able to see the results of spas and rooms built into fissures and faults when it opens in 2014.

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[FastCo Design and Inhabitat]