The village as a cellular matrix of rooms/hut

“This may have led to such misleading conclusions that traditional settlements were laid out at haphazardly or considering a single traditional hut as a complete house instead of a room within the traditional habitat.

The selection of a village site and indeed its layout was a result of sound practical, economic, social and cultural considerations.

The pattern of village development reflected the method of subsistence economy adopted and the impact of extended family.

Dixion Bwalya questions the current status and future direction of a Zambian architecture published in the Times of Zambia.

The point regarding the idea of house as only understandable as part of the larger site/context/community, is an important one.


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