Les Olivades MarrakechStunning Holiday Villa in Morocco uses HI-MACS® for a luxurious finish
Location Marrakech, Morocco
Design Gérard Iffrig, France
Material HI-MACS® S028 Alpine White
Fabrication Plan Design, Morocco
Photo Credit ©Creativefriends
Located 17kms from the bustling city, Les Olivades Marrakech speaks immediately of contemporary style and modern luxury, sitting low within sixty hectares of Moroccan olive and orange trees.
Offering accommodation comprising five en-suite guest bedrooms, and both an indoor and outdoor kitchen, the real draw of this pale clay-coloured modernist villa are its outdoor spaces, set against the magnificent backdrop of the High Atlas.
The spacious villa has been designed with an exceptional quality interior fit-out, matched only by the excellence of the expansive terraces and pool.
Thanks to its technical and aesthetic properties, HI-MACS® was used extensively both on the interior and exterior of the project. HI-MACS®, is a thermoformable solid surface material that can be moulded into any shape. Composed of minerals, acrylic and natural pigments that come together to provide a smooth, non-porous and visually seamless surface, it meets the highest standards for aesthetics, fabrication, functionality and hygiene – offering myriad advantages over conventional materials.
Internally at Les Olivades Marrakech, the basins and washroom worktops, bed heads, office areas, kitchens, and even some furniture and artworks were constructed using HI-MACS®, bringing cohesion and a seamless flow into the exterior areas.
But it’s externally that the property truly demonstrates how versatile this material can be. From the patio tables and semi-submerged, curved sun loungers, located in a shallow area of the pool itself, to the pool edging and drainage gulleys, all the way through to the signature sculptures, HI-MACS® Alpine White was chosen to reflect light and bring a feeling of tranquility to the villa.
Lush green lawns, perfect for a barefoot stroll, invite guests to explore the many intriguing sculptures to be found in the gardens. From sinuous, vine-like pieces winding around the corners of the building to floating cubist structures enclosing mature olive trees, the diversity of the works on show creates a common dialogue alongside the similarly sculptural planting.
Adjacent to the main terrace, the 25m pool is as architecturally considered as the villa’s internal spaces; strikingly linear, but without compromise to comfort. And, if the heat of the Moroccan sun gets a little too much, a shady spot is just a step away beneath the louvered pergola complete with oversized outdoor armchairs and sofas.
With echoes of desert forts in the internal courtyard spaces, Les Olivades Marrakech whispers of the region’s history, providing ample inspiration for yoga, meditation and relaxation.
Projects of this outstanding nature deserve the highest quality materials, and in this package that commitment shines through.