Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty two French architects of Studio KO own offices both in Paris and Marrakech and have a great understanding on how to synthesize Western/Eastern architecture.Having worked on variety of projects with clients such as Marella Agnelli and the Hermes family states their accomplishments. In the foothills of the Atlas Mountains sits this minimalistic house which the dual named Villa E. The exterior of the house is made of a brick-like material called Ouriko stone which is locally sourced and reflects the characteristics of the regional architecture.
Full height windows placed around the villa lightens up the interior. Traditional and cultural artefacts such as pots and rugs decorates the house giving it an oriental look meanwhile carefully selected modern furniture balances the minimalistic design of the house. The harmony of contemporary and traditional is well displayed. Use of natural materials such as large marble slabs, stones and wood states the sustainability of the Villa E.
Location: MoroccoArchitect: Studio KOPhotographs: Daniel Glasser and Philippe Garcia