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An earthen architecture revival in Senegal

An earthen architecture revival in Senegal
The architectural heritage of constructing buildings from red clay is seeing a revival in Senegal.

An earthen architecture revival in Senegal An earthen architecture revival in Senegal Close The tradition of constructing of buildings from red clay in African countries like Senegal - known as earthen architecture - is slowly dying out, due to concrete becoming more popular as a building material.Mr Ba and his father have also been building a home from red clay over the last few years, in a bid to change negative perceptions about earthen architecture.However, concrete is very expensive and red clay is more environmentally friendly, so some architects are pushing for the old ways to be revived.You can tune into In Business Africa every Friday at 18:30 GMT on BBC World News .

Published 30 November 2020 Section BBC News Subsection Businessthey just stood out," civil engineer and photographer Seyni Ba told the BBC.

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