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Unformatted text preview: Architecture and Time Ayele Bekerie A tribe was a more primitive unit, which in time evolved into a civilized one. It was too small and lacked the complex organization and functions of the nation. (Joe Harris) Impluvium = rain courtyard Types of Time Mbiti has two sets of time: 1. Actual time - everything in the past and present 2. Potential time bound to occur shortly Architectural structures serve as functional units as well as forums for the artistic expression of those who use the buildings. Wall posts which stand outside of the doorways of homes in Cameroon have figures of ancestors sculpted on them. Fluting is the art of decorative markings and indentations are forms of embellishment which provide visual aesthestic. Exploitation of mud in architectural design Exterior designs reverberated via motifs along the walls of the mosques and palaces Mud structures are reinforced with wooden scaffolding to ease the constant upkeep of these buildings Walls are swelled out for storage of grain and personal belongings....
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