Dogon Village
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Architect traditional
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Location Mali, Africa
Date 0 to 1998   timeline
Building Type owner-built housing cluster
 Construction System mud or earth and thatched roofs
Climate tropical
Context rural
Style African Vernacular
Notes conical thatched roofs tied at peak




Sources on Dogon Village

Bernard Rudofsky. Architecture without Architects. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1965. ASIN B0006BLRFK (original edition). ISBN 0826310044 (new edition). photo of village with cliff behind, plate 41. #151; Available at

Dennis Sharp, ed. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Whitney Library of Design, an imprint of Watson-Guptil Publications, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. color photo of village, p199.

Tito Spini/Sandro Spini. Togu Na. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1976. DT551.42.S6413. ISBN 0-8478-0086-5 LC 76-62888. plan, p187. elevation, p187. #151; Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Dogon Village


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