Friday, 21 March 2014

Ethiopian Rural Architecture

Ethiopia has a great, simple architecture tradition in its rural areas. Obviously born from necessity of materials and cost, the styles of the homes still exude a certain natural grace.

A couple of typical houses, made from sticks and mud with tin accents.

Buildings can also come in round versions, looking a step away from an organic fantasia, in the way the wood has been weaved into a structure. Roofs are weighed down by rocks, more plentiful and effective than nails.

Proud homeowners.

A good look at the layers needed in the process of building a home. Mud, the finishing touch.

Open for business. The store can be made from sticks and mud, but the goods inside will be the usual detergents and personal care products.

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