Notes sur le paysage culturel et l'architecture vernaculaire du djebel Nafûsa
This study describes the vernacular architecture and cultural landscape of Lybian Dj̲abal Nafūsa: the central portion of a horseshoe of mountains, about 600 meters high, which extends from the Maṭmāṭah region near Gabes in Tunisia to the coast not far from Misurata in Tripolitania. This peculiar geographic environment, forming the country’s "Berber heart", was historically characterized by the presence of the Ibadi Culture that is still consistently present today. Focusing mainly on the historic sites located on the border of this geographical region, this paper proposes an analysis, which runs from the territory to the basic architectural units. The aim is to verify the coincidence between the geographic space and cultural environment, studying the characteristics of landscape transformation, urban structures, architectural types and traditional constructive techniques.
Citation : Polimeni, B. (2017) Notes sur le paysage culturel et l'architecture vernaculaire du djebel Nafûsa. Horizons Maghrébins - le droit à la mémoire, 76
ISSN : 0984-2616
Research Group : Architecture Research Group
Research Institute : Institute of Architecture
Peer Reviewed : Yes