Born in Madrid but raised in Asilah, Morocco, Youssef Melehi received his degree in architecture U.P.A 7 in Paris, and a M.Arch from Georgia Tech University in the US. In 1989, he won the prize for best young Arab architect from the Arab Council of Ministries of Urban Planning and Habitat, and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for his work in Asilah.
Zahi, Sophia. "Youssef Melehi." AMush. May 31, 2012. Accessed November 30, 2017. http://www.amush.org/youssef-melehi/.
This house is a summer residence for the client's family and their guests. Built on a 90 m2 plot and also arranged around a central patio, this house consists of reception areas on the ground floor, three bedrooms on the first floor, and a small artist's studio on the second floor. The uncovered staircase leading to the first floor is semi-externalized, as it starts in the courtyard. Decorative woodwork, executed in local cedar, adorns all the windows and doors giving onto the patio and echoes the lavishness of Fez palaces.