Description of Palais Ibraaze
This newly built residence Ibraaze is the fruit of an encounter between an art connoisseur and an architect, resulting in an outstanding residential villa and surrounding gardens.
Located off the Road to Ourika South of Marrakech and in the direction of the Atlas the villa boasts the most impressive views of the snow-capped mountains.
The architect, passionate about "Land Art", was captivated by the challenge. He started by working on the location's topography, by creating an undulating landscape in a normally flat terrain. In the middle of the plot, stands the principal villa, and a 5000 square meter man made lake as well as a 50 meters long swimming pool.
From the villa one may admire the spectacle of the lake, century old olive trees and a well looked after "wild" meadow... With the back drop of Atlas to top it all off.
Once this scenery was set, the architecture had to be minimal, non discursive and adapt to the particularities of Marrakech's climate. Thus, the owner's wish to avoid reproducing the archetypes of the traditional architecture allowing the architect to adopt a contemporary style. The apparent simplicity of the volumes discretely resonates with the extreme sophistication of all the technical services.
With more than 2000 sq m built over a 4 hectare plot, with ten bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms and a very large living and dining areas he has created a truly unique and very special property.