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 ...

Health centre, N'golofola

Health centre, N'golofola
Photo from Progress Report 'An update on progress of the AVN -Mali Programme' (view small | med | large | orig)

An onion-drying barn

An onion-drying barn
Photo from Progress Report 'An update on progress of the AVN -Mali Programme' (view small | med | large | orig)

A typical single-vault village house

A typical single-vault village house
Photo from Progress Report 'An update on progress of the AVN -Mali Programme' (view small | med | large | orig)

A NV mason in his own NV house, Kati

A NV mason in his own NV house, Kati
Photo from Progress Report 'An update on progress of the AVN -Mali Programme' (view small | med | large | orig)

Adobe brick-making, photo by Regis Binard

Adobe brick-making, photo by Regis Binard
Photo from Progress Report 'AVN 15th Anniversary' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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