Villa Agava has a Blind Front-Facing Facade

By: Joey Haar - Feb 21, 2017
References: drisskettani & archdaily
Villa Agava, a family home in Casablanca, Morocco, has a unique design that offers privacy without sacrificing views or natural light. The home has a blind front-facing facade that gives it a monolithic, stern appearance from the street, but on the inside it has floor-to-ceiling windows on every other wall, giving its occupants a spectacular view of the surrounding area.

On the interior, Villa Agava is as clean and modern as it looks from the exterior. The home is bathed almost entirely in white, save for walnut panelling that covers a central, foundational column. The choice of white is fitting, as the shade's high albedo is perfect for keeping buildings cool under the hot Moroccan sun.

Villa Agava was designed by Driss Ketani Architects.