Architectures de terre, l'exemple de Siwa

Abstract : The space of the tamazgha extends from the Canary Islands to the oasis of Siwa, over thousands of miles and thousands of opportunities to diversify the techniques of construction, housing and habitat. This notion of an architecture Berber nevertheless intuitively sense, but it is difficult to identify the essence, a thousand times stirred up with allochtonous contributions over thousands of years. To present this earthen architecture, sometimes majestic, often described as architecture of the poors, but always falling into disrepair for lack of maintenance and neglect, a two-step approach is proposed: a quick overview of architecture Berber on the all of North Africa, then a case study on the oasis of Siwa, emblematic East flagship of the Berber speaking aera.
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Vincent Battesti. Architectures de terre, l'exemple de Siwa. Mireille Jacotin et Salem Chaker. Berbères, de rives en rêves, Éditions Sépia (Saint-Maur); Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère, Abbaye de Daoulas (Daoulas); Musée des civilisation de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (Marseille), pp.31-41, 2008. ⟨halshs-00310102⟩



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