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

 
Appearing to have sprouted right from the ground like a cluster of mushrooms, the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre is a dynamic cultural hub located at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers in Zimbabwe. The center and surrounding park celebrate the indigenous peoples of the area and the structure itself blends into the natural beauty of the mesa. Designed by Peter Rich Architects, the domed buildings were built with local materials by unemployed local workers, providing them with skills they carried over to work on their own homes!

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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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