31 Mud Construction

The basics of mud construction

Not rammed earth, but mud construction. With all the concern about maintenance and US infrastructure (see John Oliver clip) mud construction offers an interesting solution: make maintenance so involved that it becomes a communal activity (Youtube clip of the film Powaqqatsi). Or, like the Djinbuereber Mosque in Timbuktu, make the scaffold used to perform this frequent maintenance a permanent visual element.

By KaTeznik – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0 fr, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49789

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