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    Painted Walls | Burkina Faso

    Maisons-au-Burkina-Faso

    Burkina Faso Village

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    Africa | The Ndebele are world famous for their colourful and geometric patterns painted on their houses. | © Anke Van Wyk

    Phuktal monastery during monsoon season

    The oldest mud and sticks Masjid of Africa in Larabanga, Ghana.

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    Burkina Faso, Tiebele

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    Dome cottages in Toretore Village Sirahama, Wakayama, Japan.

    Africa | Kassena homestead. Burkina Faso | ©Christian Jeantelet

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    Hotel Posada Mirador in Sinaloa, México

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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.

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    The colony of sea stars, West Coast, New Zealand.

    ndebele house, south africa

    The City Walls of Constantinople