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Maisons peintes au Burkina Faso

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The Musgum houses in Cameroon are made from compressed sun-dried mud. Their dome shape are very close to the catenary arch, the ideal mathematical form for maximum rigidity with a minimum of material. As well as being decorative, the raised pattern on the outside wall contribute to the drainage of rain and access to the top of the building for regular maintenance of the coating.

Pura Lempuyang Door, Bali, Indonesia: 'Puras are designed as an open air place of worship within enclosed walls, connected with a series of intricately decorated gates between its compounds. This is a split gate, known as candi bentar...' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_temple #Indonesia #Balinese_Temple

Decorated house in Niger. Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east.

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