Exploring traditional African architecture and urban design

The traditional, or indigenous, forms of West African design, architecture and planning can on first glance appear low-tech and plebeian: we imagine mud-brick houses and thatched roofs commonplace to rural communities, untarred roads,┬ádilapidated structures, the lack of “improved” technologies like electricity, plumbing and piped water systems, and an agriculture-based economy.┬áBut on deeper introspection, we see… Continue reading Exploring traditional African architecture and urban design