project: Villa LL
architecture: Mohamed Amine Siana ( Siana architecte )
typology: private house
location: Casablanca, Marocco
photography: Fernando Guerra (c)
"Inspired by Moroccan traditional architecture, the house is built with a courtyard, introspective and intimate, whit the aim to offer a space to relax away from the busy streets. The house’s architecture is based on the local weather, the courtyard becomes the heart of the whole project, offering cross ventilation and allowing natural light to penetrate into the surrounding rooms.
While the interior patio brings life to the spaces, the blind facades guarantee privacy. The walls are sculpted and extended, this game of vertical planes generates openings that create views and connect with external context without being seen.
An organic plaster ceiling was designed to poetically cover technical features while preserving the authenticity of the concrete slab.
The living room, dining room and master bedroom wrap around the circular swimming pool. It gives the illusion of a second courtyard where the reflexion of the house is drawn.
Between whiteness of the walls and the gray of the concrete slab, two walls are covered by light green ceramic tiles to create a poetic link between water and sky" the architect.