Photo Tour of Morocco’s Earthy Forms

From the mud brick houses of the Atlas Mountains region to the sand dune fields of the Sahara desert, this photo series highlights the dusty rose hues that seamlessly blend Morocco’s landscapes and architecture.

Captured by photographer and 3D artist Marianna Roussou, the images take viewers on a journey that begins in Marrakech. Its material palette, which has given Marrakech the nickname of ‘Red City’, envelopes old and new constructions in a mesmerizing veil of dusty pink and terracotta tones.

Her ‘Passing by Places and Faces’ photo series focuses on how the use of vernacular and local materials has resulted in a harmonious blend between nature and the built environment.

Due to its diverse geography and long history, the country’s architecture has been influenced by many cultures throughout the centuries.

One of the most recognizable styles is that established by the Berbers, an ethnic group native to Morocco.

The Berbers’ use of mud brick, known as pisé in French, as their dominant architectural material has endured to this day and can be found across the country.

The photographic journey ends in Merzouga, a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, where a hypnotizing landscape of dusty pink, terracotta, and orange emerges when the sand dunes meet the early morning light.

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2 thoughts on “Photo Tour of Morocco’s Earthy Forms”

  1. You can learn so many beautiful things from the Berbers. Besides their buildings were somewhat special, they also had (still have) beautiful horses. It’s one of the oldest breeds in the world. And amazingly beautiful rugs too!


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