Nestled in an authentic village in the countryside of Marrakech, this modest traditional Berber house built in rammed earth has been revisited to create a modern Berber house, keeping its authenticity. The challenge for this project was to create a house for a European standard of living, being at the same time Moroccan and contemporary without being ostentatious. The plunge pool is located at the top to take advantage of the sun and surrounded by walls to protect the decency of the Muslim neighbors. We used exclusively natural materials (rammed earth) for the walls and traditional techniques in eucalyptus tree for the ceilings. The internal walls are made with tadelakt (ancestral lime rendering), the joinery in local cedar is inspired by the traditional pivot door (rtaj). The floors use the Moroccan terracotta pavement (bejmat), cement tiles and traditional lime s slab (dess).
Location: Tagadirt, Marrakech, Morocco Year: 2006 Land size: 232M2 Built: 139 M2 Design Architect: Isabelle Cornet-Buscaglia et Lorenzo Buscaglia Project Architect: Isabelle Cornet-Buscaglia et Lorenzo Buscaglia Interior Designer: Isabelle et Lorenzo Buscaglia Landscape Designer: Photography : Youssef Ait Bouskri