Gallery: Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre is a Fun Cluster of Earthy Do...

 
Not only was the natural landscape of the mesa the inspiration for the design of the center, it was also the source of most of the construction materials.

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  1. Trixie May 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    At last! Someone who understadns! Thanks for posting!

  2. trkdirect August 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    One name that should have been mentioned in this article is Guastavino. The Guastavino family of builders brought this technique from their native Spain to the US in the 19th century and built hundreds of structures. Read more about it in this upcoming book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Guastavino-Vaulting-Art-Structural-Tile/dp/1568987412/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281528478&sr=8-1

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