LM House / Elements Lab

LM House / Elements Lab

LM House / Elements Lab - Sofa, Shelving, Chair, BeamLM House / Elements Lab - Countertop, SinkLM House / Elements Lab - Facade, CourtyardLM House / Elements Lab - Sofa, Chair, Windows, BeamLM House / Elements Lab - More Images+ 26

  • Architects: Elements Lab
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  475
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Cassina, Ikea, Ligne Roset, Minotti, Mourinho, Poliform
LM House / Elements Lab - Windows, Facade, Garden
© Doublespace Photography

Text description provided by the architects. Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, is a hyperactive and chaotic city of nearly 5 million inhabitants where cars are steadily replacing trees. When designing a home for my family, I had in mind the idea of a quiet place away from chaos, a fortress against the constant agitation of everyday life.

LM House / Elements Lab - Sofa, Chair, Windows, Beam
© Doublespace Photography
Plan 01
LM House / Elements Lab - Facade, Courtyard
© Doublespace Photography

Gradually, this idea was nourished by the image of the Riad, this typical Arab-Andalusian house modestly closed off from the public and open in its center on a planted patio. Source of light and fresh air, the patio is also a peaceful and luminous counterbalance of the narrow streets typical of the ancient Medinas. 

LM House / Elements Lab - Stairs, Handrail
© Doublespace Photography

Located in the heart of Oasis, a residential neighborhood relatively close to the city center, the land plot that was to receive Villa LM did not allow for the architectural typology of a Riad; comprised notably of a dense, pedestrian urban fabric dating before the advent of the automobile. 

LM House / Elements Lab - Windows, Facade
© Doublespace Photography

It was then necessary to adapt the intimate essence of the Riad to a modern typology inherited from the French protectorate, namely a town house with a garden around the periphery: the exact opposite of the riad. Thus was born this house conceived as a protective bunker in the middle of a shield of greenery.

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© Doublespace Photography

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Cite: "LM House / Elements Lab" 04 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/912456/lm-house-elements-lab> ISSN 0719-8884

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