Concrete as a Chameleon: The Amangiri Resort in Utah

Curator: Brandon Ralph
date: January 7, 2015
Categories: Architecture, Environmental Design
Tags: architecture
The swimming pool at dusk

The Amangiri resort in southern Utah is stunning. The entire structure is built using geometric concrete planes which have been mixed with local sand from the surrounding desert.

Over time, the cement will patina in the same way the mountains have, with beautiful tints of pink, yellow, and ochre.

In this instance, concrete has been used to create a stunning illusion, as if the resort emerged directly from the desert.

Aerial view of Amangiri

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