This new-build private residence at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains will start construction later in 2018. Designed for a young family recently relocated to Marrakech from Casablanca, this contemporary house celebrates the cultural and architectural heritage of morocco, wrapping itself around a semi-enclosed private courtyard and pool.

The high thermal mass provided by 600mm thick rammed earth walls absorbs heat during the day and releases it at night, and faced entirely in the pink-brown render typical of the city, the house sits amongst lush indigenous planting like a series of simple sculptural planes.