» The first time I saw the place, I was with the photographer, Ferrante Ferranti, and there was a full moon. I bent down and picked up a gypsum flower in the shape of a heart. I knew straight away that a love story was being born and this was where Dar Al Qamar would be. »
As always, Rachid Koraïchi called on local knowledge and traditional techniques to restore the house, in this case the tradition of using gypsum flower as a building material.