Herreros Arquitectos just sent us their recent project for a mixed-use building in Casablanca, Morocco. Resulting from a series of urban, spatial, formal and sustainable variables, the project--which includes housing, commercial and athletic spaces--is characterized by a permeable facade that directly responds to the climate. The repeated decorative element is a reinterpretation of a traditional geometric code that is common to the region. The project was featured in the Moroccan Pavilion in the 2014 Venice Biennale. Find the images and product description, after the break. From the Architect. The volumetric options made available through the regulations are an invitation to play with the silhouettes of buildings of a type which combines the urban character which is generated by the lower floors and which complement the perimeter of the blocks with the range of heights adopted by the upper stories. It stages three ways of inhabiting the city stepwise, devoting the ground floor to garden villas and the intermediate floors to ‘urban dwellings’, while casting a brand new skylight by mean of isolated towers.
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