Studio KO’s Moroccan Villa Overlooks The Snowy Atlas Mountains

Situated just a half-hour drive from Marrakech outside a small town called Tagadert is ‘Villa K’, a five-bedroom retreat designed by French firm Studio KO that sits softly on the land.
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Groupe3Architectes wraps Guelmim Airport in a skin of multihued perforated panels

Groupe3Architectes has completed an airport for the city of Guelmim, in Morocco, featuring a light-filtering facade made up of panels of multicoloured metal-mesh. The airport designed by the Rabat-based architecture office, is located on the site of an existing military base around three kilometres north of Guelmim, in southwest Morocco. The city is often referred

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“Casablanca presents one of the best models of modernism”

The cohesive core of Casablanca, Morocco, is unmatched by few city centres and shows how modernism can be used to its full potential on a large scale, says recent visitor Aaron Betsky. At the corner, the white box fractures. A bay window at the base, framed with stone, in the floors above turns into an

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Studio KO celebrates Yves Saint Laurent’s fashion oeuvre with Marrakech museum

A lace-like brickwork facade and an interior inspired by a couture jacket lining are just some of the fashion-inspired features of Studio KO’s Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech.  Dedicated to the work of legendary couturier Yves Saint Laurent, the 4,000-square-metre building is the first dedicated fashion museum in Africa. It includes permanent and temporary exhibition spaces,

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Minimalist Fobe House By Guilhem Eustache

Built by architect Guilhem Eustache, the beautiful minimalist ‘Fobe House’ with its whitewashed forms and columns reminds more of a sculptural complex, rather than a home. Located south of Marrakech, in Morocco, the complex is in a seamless synergy…

Mohamed Amine Siana’s Modern Villa In Morocco

Located in Casablanca, Morocco, ‘Villa Z’ finds a balance between privacy and open, light architecture, while celebrating classical modernism.
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A Rigorous Moroccan Villa By Studio KO

Designed by Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier, the duo behind architecture practice Studio KO, ‘Villa E‘ is a minimalist piece of art standing among the spectacular nature.
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Casablanca house presents closed facade to the street but opens to garden at the rear

This house in Casablanca by architect Driss Kettani features a windowless white box perched above black- and blue-tiled walls, forming an abstract composition of geometric shapes when viewed from the street. Villa Agava occupies a plot in the Moroccan city that is oriented from north to south, with its northern facade looking straight onto the adjacent

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Mohamed Amine Siana combines flat planes and wavy walls at Villa Z in Casablanca

Architect Mohamed Amine Siana has completed a house in Casablanca, featuring a sculptural exterior intended as a contemporary update of the Modernist architecture found across the Moroccan city (+ slideshow). Locally based Siana designed Villa Z for a tight urban plot measuring just 15 square metres. The building faces west to optimise its exposure to the evening sun, but More

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Villa E

Villa E is the creation of half French, half Moroccan Studio KO and sits on top of a green hill in the Moroccan mountain ranges. I think that wide desk that doubles as headboards for two twin beds is an awfully clever space-saving solution!

Mud bricks and woven rattan used to build an affordable preschool in Morocco

Architects Nicolas Coeckelberghs and Dorian Vauzelle Mamoth collaborated with local workers in the Moroccan town of Aknaibich to construct this school building using local methods including adobe brickworking (+ slideshow). Nicolas Coeckelberghs from Brussels studio BC Studies and Dorian Vauzelle from the Mamoth Collective were invited by French organisation the GoodPlanet Foundation to oversee the creation […]

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