Thursday, February 12, 2015

George Steinmetz, Ghadames, Libya

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

Looking up Ghadames on Google Maps shows that it's pretty much the only source of water in a 100m radius, smack dab in the center of the Eastern Sahara, right next to the border with Algeria which also happens to be the rough line where the endless sand dunes give way to endless blasted fields of rock and stone.

Hence the choice of architecture. Cheap, temperature efficient, and not reliant on modern technology or infrastructure, of which there is a minimal amount given the isolated location in the middle of a literal wasteland.