LAFRIKI’S TIPS FOR CRE­AT­ING A HOME THAT BLENDS INTO ITS NAT­U­RAL SUR­ROUNDS

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Rely on or­ganic ma­te­ri­als that are both sus­tain­able and read­ily avail­able ‘Us­ing stone and earth seemed like an ob­vi­ous choice to me.’

Con­sider your set­ting when con­struct­ing a new build ‘The houses of the vil­lage in the area have in­clined roofs or roof ter­races to dry peanuts, crops or linen.’

Look to the past for in­spi­ra­tion ‘On an old post­card found at Puces de Tang­ier, I dis­cov­ered that these roofs were for­merly thatched with reeds har­vested in the dunes, and I wanted to in­cor­po­rate this tra­di­tional fea­ture.’

Keep con­tem­po­rary ad­di­tions to a min­i­mum ‘The ar­chi­tec­tural lay­out is more mod­ern be­cause we wanted to cre­ate care­fully placed open­ings that al­low for a play of light, as well as nat­u­ral ven­ti­la­tion.’

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