Contemporary Villa in MoroccoA contemporary reading of traditional Moroccan architecture!
IN MOROCCO, THE BIRTH OF A NEW FORM OF ARCHITECTURE.
In the south of Rabat, the upscale district is already distinguished by its magnificent villas. But there is one that attracts particular attention by its architectural bias that almost imposes itself as a new way of thinking Moroccan architecture…
“The client has given us carte blanche,” explains Frédéric Dallet and Ibtissam El Hammoumi, the architects of the project.
The major prerogative was simply to “produce very open and generous spaces.” What, in any case, give free rein to creativity, make bold proposals, but also offer new aesthetic perspectives… Thus, the completed villa offers at the level of its vocabulary «a contemporary reading of traditional Moroccan architecture.»
Key facts and figures
- Project : Architect Villa
- Place : Morocco
- Architect : Frédéric Dallet & IIbtissam El Hammoumi
- Manufacturer/ Installer : Covertec
- Range : Sliding Aluminum Large Architectural Range, Sliding, Window and Window Opener Visible Range 50
- Photos : IEA Architecture
SEPALUMIC CARPENTRY IN HONOUR
On five half-levels, and displaying more than 1500 m² of surface, the villa offers a sober and elegant design: “As we move down to the lower levels, the route calls for a telluric imagination based on the materials used and the visual frames,” Frédéric Dallet continues. Here, the ratio to the garden, a 2,000 m² plot, is extremely powerful: “Sitting, you can see the entire depth of the plot.” To achieve this feat, the architect took the side of a very large glazing, and relied on Sepalumic lifting joineries to implement it (more than 2.50 m wide on a linear of 11.50 m).
A BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF EXPRESSION
But if the villa stands out so much, it is also the showcase of a new form of expression.
On their playground, the architects overturned the codes in a great subtlety where theory prevailed over the decorative aspect: «The idea was to propose a re-reading of traditional Moroccan architecture by giving it a new contemporaneity».
The result is a clean-cut house that is unlike any other in the neighbourhood, without distorting it…
A villa that "drives" a new way of designing architecture…