When Art Deco Conquered Fes, Morocco by @globalsiteplans

The advent of Art Deco in Morocco was a force behind new architectural styles and the marriage of a type of architecture that claimed to be simultaneously modern and authentic, often recalling traditional art through the use of Arabo-Muslim arches and local materials such as green tile. Such is the case with the Bank of Morocco which was located in Place Lyautey, now the Yacoub el Mansour square. It was built by the architect René Canu. He combined a succession of wide arches with a symmetrical layout of rectangular oblong windows. A cut stone – characteristic of this style – adorns the façade of the large pillars. In regards to the green tiles, they graciously rest on the upper part of the façade to accent the parallelepiped shape.

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/258806

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