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Houses from around the world

Musgum Shell Hut, Cameroon; photo by Deidi von Schaewen, courtesy of Vitra Design Museum
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Christine Ciarmello added this to On Show: The Ingenuity of Ancient Architecture
Shell house. Inspired by termite hills, from which they take their shape, the shell houses of the Mousgoum people of Cameroon in West Africa illustrate the possibilities of earth architecture. These beehive-like structures are made of a mixture of dirt, straw and vegetable glue, all of which are dried in the sun. And talk about creative use of a tool: The vertical markings were created with forearms to reinforce the exterior of the shell, help water drain and act as a type of scaffolding.

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Vera Segoh added this to vera_segoh's ideas
March 6, 2014
Unique style of mud architecture
jthodgkins added this to John's Design Ideas
October 2, 2013
Cool.
Hindsight Design's added this to My Home Rethought
September 25, 2013
I can do this
starcar added this to RFT NYC
September 25, 2013
the shell houses of the Mous­goum peo­ple of Cameroon in West Africa
Jairaj Thakur added this to jairaj_thakur's ideas
September 25, 2013
Unique style
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September 24, 2013
love africa
raydecor added this to Respect
September 23, 2013
Ingenuity Multi purpose Design
Raphael Samuel added this to Exterior Ideas
September 23, 2013
the design & materials used
willyboy added this to homes
September 23, 2013
Cameroon
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September 23, 2013
Bart knows people & Art
matwetz added this to matwetz's ideas office
September 23, 2013
texture and shape
kjk added this to katherinekeefer's ideas
September 22, 2013
shell house, Cameroon, West Africa, dirt, straw, vegetable glue
kcarolyn added this to earth houses
September 22, 2013
earth pictures structures
Esther Yates-Abrams added this to Indigenous Architecture
September 22, 2013
Shell house. Inspired by termite hills, from which they take their shape, the shell houses of the Mousgoum people of Cameroon in West Africa illustrate the possibilities of earth architecture. These beehive-like structures are made of a mixture of dirt, straw and vegetable glue, all of which are dried in the sun.
nyakuma added this to nyakuma's ideas
September 22, 2013
west Africa
judy7nt added this to judy7nt's ideas
September 22, 2013
Ugly
Ariadne added this to Interesting Shapes
September 22, 2013
Shape and Material
Nalin Subasingha added this to nalin_subasingha's ideas
September 22, 2013
good
maggieh0l added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 22, 2013
Dirt house
Artworks added this to Architecture
September 22, 2013
I like the way they made the designs with their arms
najieid added this to najieid's Favorites
September 22, 2013
Shell house. Inspired by termite hills, from which they take their shape, the shell houses of the Mousgoum people of Cameroon in West Africa illustrate the possibilities of earth architecture. These beehive-like structures are made of a mixture of dirt, straw and vegetable glue, all of which are dried in the sun. And talk about creative use of a tool: The vertical markings were created with forearms to reinforce the exterior of the shell, help water drain and act as a type of scaffolding.
ladylynne added this to Story Landscapes
September 22, 2013
the shell houses of the Mousgoum people of Cameroon in West Africa illustrate the possibilities of earth architecture. These beehive-like structures are made of a mixture of dirt, straw and vegetable glue, all of which are dried in the sun.
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