Villa Z

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Laying at the confluence of the Mediterranean and the Orient, Villa Z displays a fusion between North African architectural vocabulary and attributes of the Arab and Islamic art. The sheer whiteness of walls, the distinctive interplay with light as well as the Mashrabiya, are merged and rethought to fit the needs of contemporary living.
Playful, sophisticated, and discreetly bathing in its delicately intertwined flows of light and shadow, its subtle contrasts between opacity and transparency, voids and volumes, the mineral and the vegetal, Villa Z stands as an ode to its native land and to the spirit of its seedbed.

Tunis, Tunisia

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Applicant and authors of the project
Tunisian architecture and design firm, founded by Bilel Khemakhem in 2011.
Guided by the belief that architecture is a significant driver of social change, ARK-architecture has been engaged in the quest for an equilibrium between immersion and contrast, sophistication and simplicity. Its design philosophy has been evolving continuously to embrace the social and cultural dynamics of the Tunisian context while keeping a curious eye on the world.