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African Vernacular Architecture

The termĀ vernacularĀ is derived from theĀ LatinĀ vernaculus, meaning “domestic, native, indigenous”.Ā In architecture, vernacularĀ refers to that type of architecture which isĀ indigenousĀ to a specific time or place. It is most often applied toĀ residentialĀ buildings. Vernacular architecture is a component of a country’s culture.Ā African vernacular architecture is also calledĀ traditional architectureĀ orĀ indigenous architecture. It’s architecture is constructed of materials native to a particular […]

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