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Vernacular Architecture

Architecture, Cultural Architecture

Bing’an Red Memorial / West-line-studio

The Red Army Memorial Museum (丙安红一军团纪念馆) is located in the rural Bing’an Warf (丙安滩), a shoal in the middle of Chishui river, at the border between the regions of Guizhou and Sichuan, in South-West China. Nowadays the village of Bing’an counts around 700 residents and its long history dates back to the Ming Dynasty (17th Century). During Qing Dynasty (18th…

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Religious Architecture

Borgund Stave Church

Borgund Stave Church is a stave church located in the village of Borgund in the municipality of Lærdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. It is also the best preserved of Norway’s 28 extant stave churches.

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Mud Architecture: The Great Mosque of Djenné
Architecture

Mud Architecture: The Great Mosque of Djenné

The Great Mosque of Djenné located in the city of Djenné, Mali, on the flood plain of the Bani River dates from 1907. The building is considered to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century as the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of…

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