The Villa K was designed with a true respect towards its landscape.
The land, a long North-South stripe of rocks and sand, with a slope on both sides, gentle to the south and steep to the west, creates a strong matrix for the project.
Located at the very end of a traditional village facing the Atlas Mountains, its earth blocks create an enigmatic first impression when seen from below. Echoing old surrounding houses, those volumes constitute the ultimate built layer of the village before the great emptiness.
The simplicity of the design enables to experience a very intimate relationship to Morocco : endless wheat fields, sheep grazing peacefully, a wadi twisting among the centennial olive trees by a not-so-far oases.
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