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Architectural splendour that breathes culture and history - that's why we travel far and wide, isn't it? Renowned architect Bergendy Cooke knows exactly how to balance local influences with contemporary luxury. Her design 'Maison Brummell Majorelle' exudes a stately Moroccan power.
Through her inherent passion for art, Cooke succeeds time and again in crafting not ordinary buildings but rather inhabited sculptures. In doing so, she thinks of refreshing, innovative solutions to incorporate contemporary comforts into traditional beauty. After a period of eager research into local materials, production processes and conventional characteristics, she sets up fantastic projects. Maison Brummell Majorelle also shines with its abundance of Arabic architectural elements. At first glance, its sculptural shape is reminiscent of a large sand castle, but actually pays homage to the ancient ramparts of Marrakech's Medina. Thick walls with deep alcoves have a cooling function and also provide sufficient privacy. The exterior walls stand out not only for their robust character but also for their bright colour, obtained by the Pisé exterior finish. The alcoves were given an artisanal Tadlelacquer coating. In addition, the use of Terrazzo, and shades of grey and pink, forms the link between exterior and interior.
Maison Brummell Majorelle shines with its abundance of Arabic architectural elements
The interior is characterised by a play of heights and light. Natural light seems to find its way into the whole in unique ways. Due to the inventive height differences, the lower floor is located almost entirely underground. This protects the main areas, such as the lounge, dining area and kitchen, from the heat. The architect also handles the variations in height in an innovative way, as she uses them to create sinks and baths in the bedrooms. There is no shortage of luxury in this opulent property: the swimming pool and traditional hammam with plunge pool offer places of rest and contemplation. Visual splendour was not compromised either: Bejmat tiles complete the lower public areas and flow through to the restful terrace. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Emily Andrews