PRIVATE PALACE – IFRANE, MARROCOS

The project brief required the design of a residential Palace complex for a prominent Qatari family, inclusive of the following: a palatial residence building housing a grand stair leading off of a monumental entrance lobby and guest reception area, a Majlis and dining room to seat a minimum of twenty guests, a private office and reception, eight luxurious guest suites inclusive of shared and private lounge and pool facilities, his and her royal suites connected to a private gym, spa and pool terrace.
Six guest villas containing two suites with private studies and terraces, a shared lounge, terrace, roof terrace and pool deck. A Majlis building housing formal sitting and dining facilities for a minimum of thirty guests, wash and prayer rooms, a private office and reception. A gate house with accommodation for guards and staff.
The buildings were to be arranged on a wooded hillside with the emphasis on privacy. The style and layout was to have its roots in an English country estate but traditional Moroccan and Moorish elements were to be incorporated.

project undertaken in the capacity of senior architect at dsa architects