The young prophet Mohammed might have been part of the reconstruction of the Kaaba* but he definitely did not invent it. And the use of black stone is not that for removed from the white house, which was initially claimed by the Portuguese (1575**), then the Arabs (1755***) and finally the Spanish (middle of the 19th century****).
Considering all this preparation and tenacity, we cannot hold it against the Moroccans that 100 years of Bauhaus do not feature on their agenda: such a small timeframe, and a minor one at that, if compared to the seriousness of the house of god, for example. Competition only really starts with North Africa’s first skyscraper (1949).***** Even if its interior design occasionally might have to give way to current taste.******
**Kaaba – cube
**Casa Branca – White House
*** al-Dār al-bayḍāʾ – White House
****Casablanca – White House
***** Liberty Building – At the time of its construction between 1949-1951, “The 17th Floor” was the first sky scraper in North Africa
****** 2 million Dirham (200,000 EURO) is the cost of the renovation according to Abdullah, who is currently gutting the original Bauhaus flat while Isa, who lives next door, has used a red-pink design throughout her original one.
ROCHUS AUST/1st GERMAN ELECTROPHONIC ORCHESTRA
APARTMENT ONE HUNDRED
International House Concert