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Sunday, 3 March 2013

ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT ARCHITECTS: Part III

INDIGENOUS AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE
by Rene Gardi, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company [1973]

In danger of Fundamentalist fervour, some of these buildings have been destroyed.....alas.




Upper Volta - Large round house of a Peulh family, with woven straw walls and a double roof.





Imposing facade of a town house in Djenne on the Upper Niger, Mali. The windows betry Moorish influence





Rows of columns create aisles in mosque interiors: Dosso, Niger.











The mosque of Mopti, Mali, now unfortunately hemmed in by modern buildings.

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