Moroccan

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Project • By Matt Gibson ArchitectureShops

Oscar & Wild

Oscar & Wild Camberwell is a woman’s fashion boutique owned by the effervescent Iranian born, Melbournian Paloma Hatami. This is the second of her stores following the opening of her original Kew store in 2009.   Oscar & Wild stock garments and accessories sourced from locations such as Iran, Dubai and Morocco as well as containing celebrated Australian Designers and International brands catering to fashion savvy clientele. The selection and combination of pieces are rigorously and passionately sourced by Paloma herself, of which the composition is a very real representation of her rich history & style.   The inspiration for Camberwell follows on from that of the original Oscar &Wild which was self design... More

Project • By Driss Kettani ArchitecteApartments

Lydia Residence

This five-storey residential building in Casablanca, Morocco, features three typical floors and two set back storeys, all apartments having balconies / terraces. These terraces offer an exterior space but also a buffer space between the interior and the narrow street. A set of white claustras, in a gradient layout, helps to achieve privacy while maintaining a luminous ambiance on the inside. The lateral panels of these terraces are covered with green traditional Moroccan tiles "zellige". The plans layout are efficient, trying to achieve an optimum feeling of space. The general ambiance is white, luminous, with touches of color, in a contemporary interpretation of the Casablanca classics. More

Project • By Team Bosphorus from TurkeyPrivate Houses

ReYard House

The ReYard House has been designed and built by Team Bosphorus for the Africa edition of an international collegiate sustainable and energy efficient building competition ‘Solar Decathlon’. Team Bosphorus is-the first Turkish team competed in Solar Decathlon-including students and professors from two well-known universities of İstanbul/Turkey; İstanbul Technical University and Yildiz Technical University. The team has been awarded in 3 categories in the competition; Innovation, Engineering and Construction, Communication and Social Awareness.   The team won the first place in the “Innovation” category because of being reusable and modular (easy to build) by combining local materials with today's technology and... More

Project • By MVRDVPrivate Houses

Villa Stardust

New Future for an Outdated Office: MVRDV Completes Villa StardustMVRDV has completed Villa Stardust, transforming a former commercial building into a private home. Inspired by a Moroccan riad, the interior living spaces of the villa are oriented around a central patio, which functions as an extra outdoor chamber. The used materials and colour palette give the dwelling a Mediterranean look and feel. As a retrofit building, Villa Stardust is a highly sustainable project following circular economy principles.   As a former commercial building with a limited privacy due to neighbouring structures, the key strategy in this transformation is the insertion of a vibrant central garden patio. This draws its inspiration from the Moroccan riad... More

Project • By RISE Design StudioPrivate Houses

Birch & Clay Refugio

This house is an oasis in the city; a flat renovation that uses natural materials to complement the open spaces of the family home. The interior design shines through the details of the textures and furniture.   The client first approached us because they wanted to open up the existing spaces of the house in order to create an atmosphere of freshness. In the end, the project developed into an intimate and personal space that combines design features from the Spanish background of the client. One of the most important design features is the maximisation of the amount of storage in the house. It has been achieved through the use of built-in joinery, allowing the client to really take advantage of their home and enjoy its new design in... More

Project • By von Weise AssociatesOffices

Cards Against Humanity’s Chicago Office

The irreverent card game Cards Against Humanity encourages players to constantly probe the boundaries of offensiveness. The self-proclaimed “party game for horrible people” has grown to become the best-selling game on Amazon.com, and earns that spot because - as it turns out - when you’re with friends, being bad is good.    The same social paradigm that makes the game so fun to play is also what drives the games’ eight founders in their professional endeavors. The group sees social connections and the cross-pollination of ideas as a crucial aspect of a creative culture. They envision the work-share office typology as an opportunity to bring together graphic designers, artists, photographers and writers in... More

Project • By Massimo Adario ArchitettoPrivate Houses

Casa In Via De’ Bardi - Due

The apartment overlooks the river Arno, with the Pontevecchio immediately to the left, and the Uffizi Gallery straight ahead. From the sequence of glass doors, opening onto the terrace, and from all the other framed windows, the views of the most important monuments of Florence are captivating. With a single glance, one can travel the entire course of the river Arno. These views are like a series of "paintings", becoming the real stars, and the layout and finishes of this home have been thought around each of these, enhancing the panorama.The corridor at the entrance is parallel to the river Arno and is finished in Italian walnut on the walls and ceiling, interrupted first by a niche, covered in orange linoleum, which contains a suspended... More

Project • By Govaert & Vanhoutte architectsPrivate Houses

Residence VDB

The river Leie, that runs through the historic city Ghent is well known for its leisure boating. A bit further downstream from the city centre of Ghent, many boats reduce throttle or come to a full stop to have a look at a residence, quite different from the other houses along the river. Amidst a golf terrain like garden lies a sculptural concrete villa, grafted on the lifestyle of its owner.   The view from the river shows a long floating horizontal concrete framework that defines the ground floor, inside as well as outside. The ground floor holds all day functions, the pool area, and pool house. A second smaller concrete volume contains the master bed & bath room and two extra bed / bath rooms. A private terrace on the roof, li... More

Project • By Brand CreativePrivate Houses

Nomad House

Nomad House is a contemporary residence in Dubai that blends Canadian and Moroccan tribal influences into a contemporary family space.   The villa is located in a prominent older residential area of Dubai and had been purchased as a family home by the new owners, who saw great potential in the three-bedroom property. We were entrusted to design a contemporary interior with a complete renovation taking the structure down to shell and core that would resonate with the Canadian and Moroccan homeowners and epitomize their design sensibilities whilst creating a space that was comfortable and livable. Many authentic and cherished artifacts had been acquired over the years and needed to be incorporated into the space, such as ornamental lig... More

Project • By Cox ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Courtyard House

Courtyard House commenced life in 1885 as a generously proportioned Italianate terrace in the Toxteth Estate of Glebe. During the interwar period, like many dwellings in Glebe, it underwent significant unsympathetic alteration into a boarding house.   In reconfiguring it back into a single dwelling, the ambition was to create a courtyard house that afforded much better amenity than the typical terrace typology.   Organised around a central sunny north-east facing courtyard, conceptually based on the Riad – a traditional Moroccan house with an interior shady cool garden court – all interior spaces seamlessly interface with the courtyard. The green courtyard is the physical and conceptual heart of the dwelling. By co... More

Project • By Studio Boscardin.Corsi ArquiteturaShowrooms

Momenttum Exhibition

Inspired by a Moroccan breeze, the room has a light, delicate and balanced mood. The concept bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary, harmoniously mixing some subtle elements. Amid the monochromatic ceiling and walls, provided by the reference of the Tadelakt-style texture - a construction technique used in Morocco - the earthy tones break the monotony of the palette. The enhancement of the vegetation with dried palm leaf, added to the wood floor, the brazilian stone top tables and the straw pendants gives a natural touch to the scene.   Material Used :1. Plants - Australis2. Pendants and wall lamps - Dsgnselo3. Other ceiling lighting - Ner4. Ballon Photograph – Urban Arts5. Building Photograph – Eduardo Maca... More

Project • By Studio RYTERestaurants

Morokok Restaurant

A vibrant bar and fusion restaurant in the heart of Hong Kong, Morokok puts together contemporary interpretations of Moroccan architecture and Mediterranean motifs, offering a surreal get away in the city. The interior design highlights traditional Moorish elements including arches, distinctive colors, plants of various sizes and patterned flooring tiles.   Upon arrival, one would be welcomed by palettes of white and green with a hint of brass. The play of light and shadow on the white abstracted arcade stretches the journey for stepping into the wonderland. The central dining area is defined by wood furniture, beech trimming, rattan surfaces, and a vaulted arch ceiling, further lightened up by pouring daylight. On the side, a series... More

Project • By VIJIT-PISADAPrivate Houses

S39 | MOROCCAN

Conceptual     Moroccan, Efficiently, Cosy & Relaxing and Fulfill Family Location          Sukhumvit 39 Wattana Bangkok Owner              DS Designer         V I J I T - P I S A D A co.,ltd  and  Whitehouse Construction Line co.,ltd Engineer         NEXT Group co.,ltd More

Project • By Triple O StudioPrivate Houses

Yahvi Residence

The Yahvi Residence is located in Coimbatore amidst three built forms. The design emphasis was on open spaces to facilitate abundant lighting and proper ventilation. This is achieved through a  central courtyard and skylight that forms the core of the house. The courtyard is the beating heart of the house in bringing the family together, connecting the various rooms, and serves as the perfect backdrop for family celebrations and events. Handmade Moroccan tiles accentuate the vertical wall of the courtyard, in stark contrast with the textural ochre.  The planning ensures that all rooms in the house from the bedrooms to common areas, such as the living and dining, connect to a semi-open/open space. The building's elevation has a str... More

Project • By Charles Tashima ArchitecturePrivate Houses

An Eclectic Victorian Home Refurbishment

The design focus for this North London Victorian terrace home design project was the refurbishment and reconfiguration of the ground floor together with additional space of a new side-return.   Orienting and organising the interior architecture to maximise sunlight during the course of the day was one of our primary challenges solved.   While the front of the house faces south-southeast with wonderful direct morning light, the rear garden faces northwest, consequently less light for most of the day.   ​At the encouragement and inspiration of our famous client, we made the somewhat counter-intuitive decision of relocating the kitchen to the smallest room at the back of the terrace house, rather than in the larger room ex... More