Mauritius Style: Life on the Verandah
Archipelago Press, 2002 - Architecture - 216 pages
Mauritius is an island known to outsiders mostly for the allure of its palm-fringed shores. Yet Mauritian houses have a charm that attracts the admiration of travellers from around the world. This splendid volume reveals the unique architecture of a culture whose traditional designs, colours and decoration reflect an exotic blend of Asian, African and European influences--and where life is savoured in the shade of the verandah.
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ON THE VERANDAH
THE FATE OF THE DODO?
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Ahove right architect argamasse arrival in Mauritius atmosphere auvents balustrade Bassin BEAU BASSIN Beau Séjour beautiful Bel Omhre British building campement centre charm coast colonial colours concrete construction corrugated iron Curepipe Curepipe Town Hall decoration demolished Deux Cocos door Eiffel Tower elegance elevation and plan Flic en Flac floor front elevation Built furniture Geneviève Dormann glazed verandah heen helonged Hotel hought hy houses of Mauritius houtique huilt hy hy an Englishman Lagesse lagoon land large houses Left living Mahé Mahébourg Malcolm de Chazal Malmaison Mauritian house Mauritian style Moka Mongoust museum nineteenth century originally huilt Overleaf owner Pamplemousses Gardens Paul et Virginie photographs popular dwelling Port-Louis puhlic ravenala Réduit rehuilt replaced roof seaside settlers shingles Sorèze stone sugar cane tahle thatched Touessrok trees tropical Trou d'Eau Douce turrets typical Vacoas Villa Cayeux Virginie wood wooden houses