The house below belongs to Younes Zrikem and Ghita Tazi and was built by Marie-Francoise Giacolette, a Moroccan architect. She was born in Casablanca to Italian parents but has always lived in Morocco. She admires and loves the Moroccan culture and has dedicated herself to upholding the traditional beauty of her country. She has designed and decorated a number of houses in the region, all of which are a tangible reflection of the nation she loves.
She found the land upon which the house below was built when returning from a walk on the beach. She told Younes and Ghita about it and they purchased it immediately, with out even seeing it (clearly awesome people).
Marie-Francoise used only local construction techniques adopted from the region and hired locals from the near by village to help with building. She worked side by side with the craftsmen and builders for two years, overseeing every detail herself. When she was finished she personally furnished each room, with locally produced goods and furniture made in the surrounding countryside.
|The terrance on the western side of the house looks out to the hills and the ocean. Marie didn't use any mechanical vehicles during the building of the house so the topography would be completely preserved.|
|The marbled floor tiles were made by craftsman from Kser-el-Kebir and the amazing bean bag chair or "sacco" was designed by Zannotta.|
|The banquette and cushions in this corner of the living room were covered with antique velvet from Fez embroidered by Marie Francoises's sister, Jacqueline.|
|The kitchen, with more handmade tiles.|
|A tile closeup with some beautiful rugs.|
|The guest room is furnished with an old Spanish iron bed, and a cork stool from the Chaouen region.|
All the photos above are from World of Interiors, I found a ton of pdfs I thought I had deleted this past weekend while cleaning up my desktop I think this was from 2012?