Association la Voute Nubienne (AVN)

AVN's mission is to improve housing conditions through an appropriate architecture, as soon as possible, for as many people as possible. In sub-Saharan Africa, the struggle to obtain decent housing plunges millions of families into a vicious circle of poverty. AVN offers a solution to this problem, based on three integrated concepts: A Roof + A Skill + A Market AVN organises the training and support of local Nubian Vault (NV) builders and entrepreneurs to promote this solution on a large-scale, with a view to developing a self-sustaining market in NV construction. As a result, families can acquire affordable, sustainable, and decent housing, at the same time improving their economic cond...

House in Dioila

House in Dioila
Photo from Progress Report 'Nubian Vault village houses in Mali' (view small | med | large | orig)

House in Ngolofala interior2

House in Ngolofala interior2
Photo from Progress Report 'Nubian Vault village houses in Mali' (view small | med | large | orig)

House in Ngolofala, interior1

House in Ngolofala, interior1
Photo from Progress Report 'Nubian Vault village houses in Mali' (view small | med | large | orig)

House in Ngolofala, front door

House in Ngolofala, front door
Photo from Progress Report 'Nubian Vault village houses in Mali' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mud brick with embedded pebbles (lower left)

Mud brick with embedded pebbles (lower left)
Photo from Progress Report 'AVN opens superb new office in Senegal' (view small | med | large | orig)

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