Mr. Charles Boccara is a Tunisian architect who grew up in Morocco. He completed his architecture training at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1968. He returned to live in Morocco permanently in 1971, and established his private practice in Marrakech. Mr. Boccara's body of work draws on local building traditions while aiming to create a modern architecture appropriate to Morocco.
Douar Abiad is a small hamlet settled by 200 persons. The complex consists of six, two-storey houses organised around a central courtyard with a swimming pool, opening to the guestrooms, and reception.