African Architecture

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an earthen building made out of clay with trees in the background and sand on the ground
Arquitectura Vernácula: Viviendas Musgum en Camerún
Arquitectura Vernácula: Viviendas Musgum en Camerún
an adobe - style building with two towers in the back and one on the front
Don Gurewitz Photography
Old Mosque. Timbuktu, Mali by Don Gurewitz
a house built into the side of a cliff
A Brief Compendium of Amazing African Architecture
A Brief Compendium of Amazing African Architecture
a hut made out of sticks in the desert
Toposa granary
Toposa granary - The Toposa are one of the biggest tribal groups living in the south eastern border area of South Sudan. They live in well organised villages, with different houses for dry and rainy season, granaries, where they not only keep their supplies but also their jewelry. Traditionally, the men only wear a piece of cloth draped over the body, while the women have different types of leather skirts, depending on their age and marital status.
some people are building a house out of sand
musgum earth architecture
Via Cate O’Brien: “The Musgum houses in Cameroon are made from compressed sun-dried mud. Their dome shape are very close to the catenary arch, the ideal mathematical form for maximum rigidity with a minimum of material. As well as being decorative, the raised pattern on the outside wall contribute to the drainage of rain and access to the top of the building for regular maintenance of the coating.”
some huts in the sand with no people around them
Libya,Sahara desert,a tuareg village in the Ubari lakes area
People forced to live in the wasteland have commonly been desperados. Libya, Sahara desert, a Tuareg village in the Ubari lakes area
two people are sitting in the doorways of an adobe - style building, surrounded by red rock formations
Unforgettables: Our Editors' Favorite Travel Memories
Africa | Lalibela, Ethiopia’s rock-hewn Bet Gabriel-Rufael church | © Rob Howard photographer / Pico Iyer contributing editor for Conde Nast Traveller.
two men are standing on the ledges of a building made out of clay bricks
Top wonders of Libya: What we are missing out on
Top wonders of Libya: What we are missing out on ~ Atlas of Wonders
an elephant statue in front of a building made out of sand and sticks with spikes sticking out of it's sides
Djenne and Sudano-Sahelian architecture
Timbuktu, Mali A World Heritage site that is being systematically destroyed by Islamist extremists right now.
a sand castle with steps leading up to it
Dome of Timche ye Amin Al Dowleh Caravanserai in the Bazaar- Kashan, Iran
Bazaar- Kashan, Iran
there is a thatched roof on top of a hut in the dirt and trees
Granary photo, Benin Africa
Africa | Sights and Sounds. Granary in Benin
there is a hut made out of sticks and grass in front of a rock formation
Traditional Basotho Hut & Cooking Pot
Traditional Basotho Hut & Cooking Pot | by Nostalgic T+ Allan
a hut made out of mud and grass with plants around it on a foggy day
Homestead in Ethiopia
Homestead in Ethiopia