Desert Retreat for hikers in the American South West

Design and matte painting tutorial of short term dwellings for hikers in the American SouthWest.  Composed of a sculptural concrete shell to absorb heat from the sun throughout the day, protecting a simple glass dwelling behind.  The reflective glass allows for privacy, protection from the elements, and an uninhibited panoramic view to the scenery outside.  

 Concept Sketch

Concept Sketch

 Background Composition

Background Composition

 Building Massing

Building Massing

 Final Image

Final Image