Architectural clay

Matt over at Slipcast pointed out these splendid clay houses fabricated by the musgum people of northern Cameroon.

Via Design Boom.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

2 Responses to Architectural clay

  1. Julie says:

    Those are beautiful structures. I’ve been entranced by these sorts of things for awhile: Hassan Fathy’s book “Architecture for the Poor” first brought catenary arch construction to my attention. I’m very surprised that they mentioned “the sensation of cooling” rather than, oh, the word convection!

  2. Jovile says:

    That’s the real ceramists house:)

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