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This Desert Resort Would Literally Be Carved Into the Side of a Mountain

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Ambitious Florida-based Oppenheim Architecture + Design have quite the design in mind for a resort in Wadi Rum, Jordan. Modeled after the mountain city of Petra, the design would see 47 lodges carved into the side of a sandstone mountain.

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80,000 square feet of desert luxury.

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The design calls for many "green" features, including wastewater recycling and an enclosed self-contained ecosystem.

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Often the only indication that a resort is present are the windows. This is by design.

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While the natural sandstone will provide much of the color, designers say cement mixed with local red sand will mimic the appearance in other areas.

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