Gallery: Indonesian Architects Work to Preserve Traditional Mbaru Niang...

 
Mbaru Niang, the traditional cone-shaped huts in the remote Flores Island region of Indonesia, make up one of the most important cultural heritage sites in the world, and they're finally getting their due. Last year, a project to preserve the huts was given an award of excellence in the 2012 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Now, we're excited to learn that the preservation effort has been named a finalist for the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

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