Vernacular architecture is a term used to categorise methods of construction which use locally available resources and traditions to address local needs and circumstances. / Wikipedia.
I believe local materials, traditions and techniques are important. I am cycling through Africa to understand the life, culture and dedication these people make to their built environment. It is important to look at these roots as they live off the land. This architecture has been adapted to their needs and has been through the test of time.
- Straw / mud brick houses
- Circular manure straw discs
- Long vertical stalks of plant tied
- Stone houses with circular vaults
- Layers of palm tree leaves tied