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Old August 5th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Unique (?) Art Museum in Jeju Island, S. Korea

I don't know the name of the museum. Anyway, how do you like it? I heard that it was not original but copied after the architecture of an African tradition.

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Wow, that's quite a unique design. It doesn't look Korean, more North African?
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First thought that came to mind: Djenne in Mali, its a mosque I studied it my freshman year. It's known as largest mud building in the world.









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Looks a little different without the parking lot aye?
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Old August 11th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #5
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How does a mud building get built? That's amazing!
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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #6
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Here you go samsonyuen:

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The present mosque, begun in 1906 and completed in 1907, was designed by the architect Ismaila Traoré, head of Djenné's guild of masons. At the time, Mali was controlled by the French, who may have offered some financial and political support for the construction of the mosque and a nearby religious school.

The Great Mosque is built on a raised plinth platform of rectangular sun-dried mud bricks that are held together by mud mortar and plastered over with mud. The walls vary in thickness between sixteen and twenty-four inches, depending upon their height. These massive walls are necessary in order to bear the weight of the tall structure and also provide insulation from the sun's heat. During the day, the walls gradually warm up from the outside; at night, they cool down again. This helps the interior of the mosque to stay cool all day long. The Great Mosque also has roof vents with ceramic caps. These caps, made by the town's women, can be removed at night to ventilate the interior spaces.
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How does a mud building get built? That's amazing!
The wooden posts you see sticking out are for people to stand on a fill any holes in the building with fresh wet mud. I imagine that the mosque was build in much the same way, except from the ground up - and there was probably some scaffolding involved too.
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Cool! Thanks!
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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #9
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just wondering if the korean museum is made of mud too..
if they copy the architecture they should do it properly, focus on details and the essentials
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