The Musgum

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The Musgum, an ethnic group in far north province in Cameroon, create their tall conical dwellings from compressed sun-dried mud. Called Cases Obos, the profile of the structure is that of a catenary arch— the ideal mathematical form to bear a maximum weight 
with minimal material. eartharchitecture.org/

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Plan Drawing of compound

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Historical photographs of Musgum houses

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