Critical Regionalism: Balancing tradition and Modernity in Moroccan housing

My fascination for social housing in Morocco started by seeing the differences each year while travelling to this country. The large scale contemporary housing projects are becoming more common each year without the projects being designed for its environment. This contemporary architecture is problematic because it does not fit in the environment and the culture of the country, which is not only the case in Morocco but in a huge part of the second and third world countries. In order to create a sustainable type of housing in these areas it is important to understand the local circumstances of the country and the area that is built in. These aspects all fall under the term critical regionalism, a term that will play a huge role in finding the right way of designing balanced housing in Morocco.

 

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