Guilhem Eustache – a Belgian studio built the ‘Forbes Residence’in Marrakech, Marocco. The architect aim was to create a dynamic equilibrium despite the difference of scale. Eustache played with light and shadow to enhance and strengthen the volumes and used local materials and techniques like clay for the exterior walls, tadelack for the baths and stones from the Ourika valley for the floors.
The architect has preserved the wildness of the land although they have planted more than 500 trees. The walls have been doubled to help deal with the climate creating high-rise rooms and sun protection.
Three white steel frames seek the longitudinal axis of the house from the center of the field. On the right side of the Guard house, two mixed cubes are close to a totem fireplace and face a double garage. These simple elements articulate the vacuum around the development and focus the eye towards the house itself.
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