Camera Obscura

22001. Marocco, Maghreb Coast, Villa Amber.

In a collaborative and immersive partnership with our clients —a creative Moroccan-Dutch couple based in Amsterdam— Architect Lies Willers and I conceptualized and crafted this exquisite family home near Tangier, Morocco. Villa Amber is designed akin to a camera obscura, strategically allowing light to grace its spaces at their optimum, incorporating shutters and screens for versatile use of space and light, and framing the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and sea from the interior outwards through strategically placed narrow windows.