Data base

I have created a data base on African vernacular architecture. Due to the fact that information... even images.. are not readily available on line. This data base has images from every African country.

The following images are ones that have been submitted by people in country to share with the world. Images have been submitted from  31 countries; including Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Sudan, Morocco, Swaziland, Benin, Lesotho, Namibia, Djibouti, Cameroon, Liberia, Mali, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leon, Botswana, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Rwanda. Below this gallery are links to images for every country.

Ivory Coast looking down on roofs in a village (submitted by Konan Florent Koffi

Ivory Coast looking down on roofs in a village (submitted by Konan Florent Koffi

Lesotho -litema- design painted on a Basotho rondeval (submitted by Edith Dunn).

Lesotho -litema- design painted on a Basotho rondeval (submitted by Edith Dunn).

Ghana fence2 (submitted by Kuukuwa Manful).jpg

Ghana fence2 (submitted by Kuukuwa Manful).jpg

Namibia the villagers were very creative people. Almost all the door houses were

Namibia the villagers were very creative people. Almost all the door houses were

Rwanda detail of the door opening in a typical wattle & daub structure in rural

Rwanda detail of the door opening in a typical wattle & daub structure in rural

Rwanda recently re-plastered wall - exposure and unfinsished quality of the plas

Rwanda recently re-plastered wall - exposure and unfinsished quality of the plas

Rwanda typical planted fence in rural area (submitted by Philip Poduie).jpg

Rwanda typical planted fence in rural area (submitted by Philip Poduie).jpg

Mali Niongono village Views over Niongono from a roof top (submitted by Daniel S

Mali Niongono village Views over Niongono from a roof top (submitted by Daniel S

Mali Niongono village Views over Niongono from a roof top (submitted by Daniel S

Mali Niongono village Views over Niongono from a roof top (submitted by Daniel S

Mali Niongono village Typical small path trough Niongono. The round tower is a v

Mali Niongono village Typical small path trough Niongono. The round tower is a v

Mali Niongono village Kitchen yard of one of the quartiers of Niongono (submitte

Mali Niongono village Kitchen yard of one of the quartiers of Niongono (submitte

Mali Niongono village House of the head (patron) of one of the big families of N

Mali Niongono village House of the head (patron) of one of the big families of N

Mali Niongono village  typical house with the kitchen (left) a grain storage (sm

Mali Niongono village typical house with the kitchen (left) a grain storage (sm

Mali Niongono village  Roof tops on which agricultural produces are dried (submi

Mali Niongono village Roof tops on which agricultural produces are dried (submi

Mali Niongono village  Niongono, sitting on its rock, viewed from the surroundin

Mali Niongono village Niongono, sitting on its rock, viewed from the surroundin

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Hed_of_family's_house_with_the_impressive_façade,_a_ventilation_shaft_for_the_k

Benin Temple vaudou (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Benin Temple vaudou (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Benin Tata somba 4 (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Benin Tata somba 4 (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Benin Tata somba 1 (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Benin Tata somba 1 (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Benin Tata somba 0 (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Benin Tata somba 0 (submitted by Kamirou Lafia Yarou).jpg

Kachitsa village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Kachitsa village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Kabomolo village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Kabomolo village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chisi village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chisi village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chimbaya village www,malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chimbaya village www,malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chezi village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chezi village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chakwela village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chakwela village www.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chakhutupa village ww.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Chakhutupa village ww.malawiarchitecture.com.JPG

Bwanje village www.malawiarcitecture.com.JPG

Bwanje village www.malawiarcitecture.com.JPG

Malawi Sam's village underside of roof constructed with reeds (submitted by The

Malawi Sam's village underside of roof constructed with reeds (submitted by The

Malawi Sam's village thatch collected in Salima which is regarded as the best (s

Malawi Sam's village thatch collected in Salima which is regarded as the best (s

Malawi Sam's village roof structure being constructed on rammed earth walls (sub

Malawi Sam's village roof structure being constructed on rammed earth walls (sub

Malawi Sam's village kitchen with porch covered with lants too cool (submitted b

Malawi Sam's village kitchen with porch covered with lants too cool (submitted b

Malawi Sam's village half wall constructed with rammed earth (submitted by The L

Malawi Sam's village half wall constructed with rammed earth (submitted by The L

Malawi Sams Village , roof detail (submitted by the Landirani Trust).JPG

Malawi Sams Village , roof detail (submitted by the Landirani Trust).JPG

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_interior(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)3.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_interior(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)3.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_interior_(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)2.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_interior_(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)2.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_compound_(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)4.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_compound_(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)4.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)1.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut_(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)1.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut__(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)5.jpg

Rwanda_Kings_Hut__(submitted_by_Larsen_Payá)5.jpg

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (7).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (7).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (6).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (6).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (5).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (5).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (4).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (4).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (3).JPG

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Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (2).JPG

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Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (1).JPG

Swaziland www.swazilandarchitecture (1).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (5).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (5).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (4).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (4).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (3).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (3).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (2).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (2).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (1).JPG

Swaziland Cultural village www.swazilandarchitecture (1).JPG

South Sudan mud being applied to a  wood frame (submitted by Fernando Nestor Mur

South Sudan mud being applied to a wood frame (submitted by Fernando Nestor Mur

South Sudan home construction with mud bricks (submitted by Fernando Nestor Muri

South Sudan home construction with mud bricks (submitted by Fernando Nestor Muri

South Sudan home constructed with mud walls (submitted by Fernando Nestor Murill

South Sudan home constructed with mud walls (submitted by Fernando Nestor Murill

Zambia woman standing in front of her decorated home.jpg

Zambia woman standing in front of her decorated home.jpg

Zambia woman plastering home.jpg

Zambia woman plastering home.jpg

Zambia thatch stored in bundles being applied to roof.jpg

Zambia thatch stored in bundles being applied to roof.jpg

Zambia structure being constructed with rammed earth.jpg

Zambia structure being constructed with rammed earth.jpg

Zambia social insaka on top of a termite mound.jpg

Zambia social insaka on top of a termite mound.jpg

Zambia Man standing in front of his home wit a roof covered with flowering plant

Zambia Man standing in front of his home wit a roof covered with flowering plant

Zambia home being constructed with mud pressed in a paint can with the bottom cu

Zambia home being constructed with mud pressed in a paint can with the bottom cu

Zambia granary being constructed.jpg

Zambia granary being constructed.jpg

Zambia container constructed of weaved reeds to hold groundnuts.jpg

Zambia container constructed of weaved reeds to hold groundnuts.jpg

Zambia bricks are stacked to create a kiln which is then burned.jpg

Zambia bricks are stacked to create a kiln which is then burned.jpg

Zambia boy looking from behind reed fence.jpg

Zambia boy looking from behind reed fence.jpg

Ethiopia vernacular home inside a homestead (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia vernacular home inside a homestead (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia thatch being gathered (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia thatch being gathered (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia round kitchen with thatch roof (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia round kitchen with thatch roof (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia mud and thatch home behind a wood pole fence (submitted by Abby Morrris

Ethiopia mud and thatch home behind a wood pole fence (submitted by Abby Morrris

Ethiopia home constructed with mud applied on a wood frame close up (submitted b

Ethiopia home constructed with mud applied on a wood frame close up (submitted b

Ethiopia home constructed with mud applied on a wood frame (submitted by Abby Mo

Ethiopia home constructed with mud applied on a wood frame (submitted by Abby Mo

Ethiopia home being constructed with a bamboo frame (submitted by Abby Morris).j

Ethiopia home being constructed with a bamboo frame (submitted by Abby Morris).j

Ethiopia girls standing in front of their home (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia girls standing in front of their home (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia fence constructed of wood poles (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia fence constructed of wood poles (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia circular home in a village (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia circular home in a village (submitted by Abby Morris).jpg

Ethiopia circular home constructed of mud on a wood pole frame (submitted by Abb

Ethiopia circular home constructed of mud on a wood pole frame (submitted by Abb

Ethiopia chicken coop roof frame ready to be thatched (submitted by Abby Morris)

Ethiopia chicken coop roof frame ready to be thatched (submitted by Abby Morris)

Ethiopia chicken coop constructed with woven reeds (submitted by Abby Morris).jp

Ethiopia chicken coop constructed with woven reeds (submitted by Abby Morris).jp

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