Skip to content

Audio Version

See more about

More info

Published in Territories of Disobedience, 2017.

Design: Oulalou+Choi.

Site: Marrakech, Maroc.

Program: Three houses and a collective farm.

Surface: 2000 s.q.m.

Photographs: Luc Boegly.

Co-Habitation

This project, consisting of five experimental houses within a communal farm, proposes alternative modes of domesticity and co-habitation, both within the home and between homes.

04-Co-Habitation-@Luc-Boegly

01-Co-Habitation-@Luc-Boegly05-Co-Habitation-@Luc-Boegly08-Co-Habitation-@Luc-Boegly06-Co-Habitation-@Luc-Boegly03Co-Habitation-@Luc-Boegly09-Co-Habitation-@Luc-Boegly

Houses 1 + 2: Straddling the domestic line

A line is not inherently a domestic form; it does not shelter or enclose. However, when faced with the challenge of placing two houses on the site in such as way as to maximize privacy while democratizing access to the view, our strategy was to place two linear houses along a single line. The two houses are sited along the same line and each house disappears from the visual sight line of the other. Thus, we created a sense of privacy not through enclosure but through a lack of visual proximity. Each house is one room wide and sixty meters long. The two extreme ends of the line (160 meters apart) house the private spaces for reflection, an architectural studio for one house and a yoga studio for the other. Then, as one moves towards the middle, the spaces become increasingly more public and social, with the center held by the guest quarters of the two houses (thus allowing one family to ‘colonize’ the guest quarters of the other house if needed). In each house, all the spaces benefit from a double orientation to the two different orchards and interior and exterior spaces flow into each other.

Co-Habitation-situation-plan-

Site Plan

House-1-first-floor

House 1 First Floor

Co-Habitation-Axonometry

Co-Habitation Axonometry

house-2-first-floor

House 2 First Floor

Co-Habitation-House-2-section

House 2 Section

Extract from

Published in Territories of Disobedience, 2017.

Design: Oulalou+Choi.

Site: Marrakech, Maroc.

Program: Three houses and a collective farm.

Surface: 2000 s.q.m.

Photographs: Luc Boegly.

urbanNext (June 20, 2024) Co-Habitation. Retrieved from https://urbannext.net/co-habitation/.
Co-Habitation.” urbanNext – June 20, 2024, https://urbannext.net/co-habitation/
urbanNext March 31, 2017 Co-Habitation., viewed June 20, 2024,<https://urbannext.net/co-habitation/>
urbanNext – Co-Habitation. [Internet]. [Accessed June 20, 2024]. Available from: https://urbannext.net/co-habitation/
Co-Habitation.” urbanNext – Accessed June 20, 2024. https://urbannext.net/co-habitation/
Co-Habitation.” urbanNext [Online]. Available: https://urbannext.net/co-habitation/. [Accessed: June 20, 2024]

urbanNext | expanding architecture to rethink cities and territories

Newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt
Formats
Audio&visual
Concept
Data
Essay
Forum
Lecture
Podcast
Project
Talk
Survey
Statement
Selfthink
High Density
Middle Density
Low Density
No Density

talk

essay

project

product

survey

data

all formats