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Traditional Swahili Architecture

by Beingtazim
One of my favourite things to do when I go to a bookstore is to browse through the architecture books to take a look at the stunning photos. African architecture particularly catches my eye. It doesn’t seem like there are as many books on this subject as others, so I was happy to have found …

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There are two types of wood roofing: shingles and shakes. Wood shingles are machine-cut and tapered for a trim, crisp appearance.  Wood shakes are hand-split, giving them a more rustic appeal.  While not as practical as modern asphalt shingles, there is no denying the appeal of a wood roof on a traditional or historical-style house.

  • Claudia Rosenburg

    I love the wood roofing! How long does it last? I'm not sure what you use on the shingles to protect them, but it seems like wood wouldn't be the best choice because it would rot faster than other options. Claudia Rosenburg |

  • Sarah C

    I like those!

white + wood Loving this whole room!!! Especially the wood couches so different and funky


  • Scott Vogel

    Hey Jessi, That looks like a solid piece of wood. The bar may be a required structural support.