A look at ancient African architecture that have influenced modern-day structures

Alice Otchere Johnson August 16, 2018

Great Mosque of Djenne – Mali

Sudano-Sahelian Architecture – West Africa

These architectural styles were very common to the African people of the Sahel and Sudanian grassland regions of West Africa, south of the Sahara, but north of the fertile forest of the coast.

Agadez Mosque – Niger

This style is known or characterized by the use of mudbricks and adobe plaster, with large wooden-log support beams that jut out from the wall face for large buildings such as mosques or palaces.

Larabanga Mosque, Ghana

These beams also act as scaffolding for reworking, which is done at regular intervals and involves the local community.


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