Some of the most wonderful indigenous building forms originate in the African continent, from the brightly colored mud huts to the lavish intricacy of the Alhambra. African design sense has intrigued the Western world for centuries. These designs are often more than pretty; they have a social meaning that can be read by those who understand. And then there are the mysteries of the great Egyptian pyramids that have captivated our imagination since they were erected.
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africavernaculararchitecture.com This is a comprehensive visual database of venacular architecture of the entire continent of Africa, accessible country by country. People are invited to add to it through contributions via email.
zambiaarchitecture.com this is a wonderful website that explores many facets of Zambian architecture.
malawiarchitecture.com a thorough exploration of the vernacular architecture of Malawi, with photos, videos and interviews.
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