Le Medi is a Dutch neighbourhood consisting of 93 dwellings in the Rotterdam district of Bospolder. The object of this housing development was to create a residential block with characteristics of Moroccan and Mediterranean dwellings that are in complete harmony with the contemporary needs of housing consumers in terms of both individuality and the design and interpretation of residential wishes. It is the combined result of a well travelled architect, a local visionary with immigrant roots, and a growing urban demographic increasingly embracing global tastes and influences.
Off the northern coast of Kenya, on the island of Lamu, a house captures the spirit of its owner and is site. Building on Lamu is never easy. This centuries old island, with an old town that is a UNESCO protected Cultural Heritage Site, is accessible only by boat or air, and cars are not allowed. Despite the challenges, owner Suno Kay Osterweis, an aficionado of the local swahili culture, and architect Claudio Modola, worked together to create a home that celebrates local aesthetics and building forms.
Situated in Key West, Florida, this contemporary home with strong Moorish influences for Actress Veronica Webb is a tropical oasis transplanted from Morocco.