The Rebuilding of Great Timbuktu

Located at the gateway to the Sahara desert, Timbuktu was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Following the fight which broke out between government forces and Tuareg (nomadic people living in North Western Africa) rebels, the site suffered heavy ruins. In 2012, the great city was added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage […]

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Facts About Mud Houses

According to Earth Architecture, half of the world’s population uses buildings made from mud brick or other earthen materials. Mud brick has many benefits, although it is not as durable as some other materials. It is made of mud or clay that is mixed with straw and hardened by baking it in the sun or […]

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From Grande To Petite

Originally known for its impressive concrete spans, its fluidity and its overall size in the cosmopolitan era of 1960s Portuguese colony; the Grande Hotel situated in the Ponta Gea district of Beira now stands as a concrete modernist ruin. It now hosts about 2500 residents-one of the largest communities of squatters in the country. After […]

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Africa Awaits The Third Largest Mosque In The World

Magnificent right….. Well this structure designed by the German agency: Juerge Engel Architects will be the third- largest mosque in the world after the Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina. With a prayer hall that can accommodate up to 37,000 people, the mosque is one of the largest religious buildings in the Islamic world. The […]

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