Visit to Morocco

, Subject : Inspiration

Micheal in MoroccoMicheal has recently returned from travelling around Morocco in North Africa. Although this was a holiday rather than study trip, it did give Micheal an opportunity to see other forms of ornate and indigenous architecture, and reflect on the effect that such a vastly different culture, weather and resources has on the built environment.

An example of this was the El Bahia Palace in Marrakech which contains 160 different rooms around sprawling courtyards, with spectacularly ornate plaster carvings, marquetry and tiling.

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