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/.
A summer residence for an artist occupied for four to five months a year. The central courtyard is lined with a gallery supported by arches. A horse-shoe arched entrance leads directly into the reception area. The house comprises of sitting areas and a guest room on the ground floor, two bedrooms and the artist's studio on the first floor. Openings on the first floor are partially screened by wooden mashrabiyyas".