This a well-researched and beautifully presented study of the sculptural mud architecture of West Africa is stunning. These often beautiful buildings were designed and built by architects for kings and emperors, making the best of local materials and know-how.
Literally green from the ground up, this house on the Senegalese coast is an outlier in terms of home construction and design. A model of ecological living that blends perfectly with the environment.
Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village.
The Centre pour le Bien-être des Femmes provides an integrated approach to interaction between built space and climatic-environmental conditions based on considerations of sustainability and appropriateness.
Built in 1907, the Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali is one of the wonders of African Mud Architecture. With superb adaptation to local conditions, this is the world's largest mud structure. Contrary to popular opinion, its design and construction method was locall developed and preceeded the Sahelian region's advance of Islam.