Troglodyte - Matmata
𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗟𝗢𝗗𝗬𝗧𝗘 - 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗔
𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗶𝗱𝗶 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗹 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺
𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗸𝗮 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝘃𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝟭 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟵𝟯𝟱 – 𝟮𝟴 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬. Dave Prowse
Matmata is a small town in southern Tunisia, best known for its underground cave or troglodyte structures, which house some of the local Berber population, this village is near Gabes, an important city near the coast oasis.
Famous for its unique traditional architecture of handmade underground dwellings., its most known building is the Hotel Sidi Driss, which served as the Lars Homestead ,the home of Luke Skywalker and his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru Lars in the StarWars movies on the planet Tatooine.
it was used in 1976 as a filming location for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, It was featured again in the 2002 prequel film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
The coast side, the oasis , the dwellings, the legendary movies of star wars,the important presence tourists that visit the village as well this hotel since centuries, pushed me to create a proposal of an interior design for one hotel room of sidi driss hotel, into the trendy coastal minimal style , using the same shapes and structure of the room,keeping the stone material inside with natural color of earth ,i tried to refine colors to pastel tones, to make it suitable to a comfy stay place, contrasted it a bit with a touch of red color, which is a color very seen in Matmata, in carpets, textile ,traditional wears, we see this color also on the most known fruit in Gabes , the pomegranate. Finally, I integrated some decorative elements of star wars, which become among the history and the primordial reason for tourist visits to this beautiful village, as the helmet of darth vader and the moisture vapor.
Here are different views from a personal revisited interior design of one of sidi driss hotel`s rooms in matmata, it is as an atypical method of commercial photography for an hotel, which i have choosen to work more on close-up and details with a different mood in lighting , in element arrangement, with different aspect ratio and different grid of composition in each image .
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