Rural Shelter in Southern Africa: A Survey of the Architecture, House Forms, and Constructional Methods of the Black Rural Peoples of Southern Africa
Shows a flowchart of the historical development of the rural house form (p 20) and includes photographs and illustration on building methods.
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A general look at vernacular architecture
Development of the house form
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