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...

Village house in Segou region

Village house in Segou region
Photo from Progress Report 'Results of the 2012/13 season' (view small | med | large | orig)

Village house in Dandougou, Dioila region

Village house in Dandougou, Dioila region
Photo from Progress Report 'Results of the 2012/13 season' (view small | med | large | orig)

Map showing new regional centers

Map showing new regional centers
Photo from Progress Report 'Results of the 2012/13 season' (view small | med | large | orig)

NV Masons' congress June 2012

NV Masons' congress June 2012
Photo from Progress Report 'Results of the 2012/13 season' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sustainable Housing for Rural Families in Africa

Sustainable Housing for Rural Families in Africa
Photo from Progress Report 'Forthcoming opening of AVN's program in Ghana and Benin' (view small | med | large | orig)
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