1 Building: Old Town of Ghadamès

The overall urban fabric of Ghadames is built of toub (adobe). The flat roofs are made with palm beams covered with weaved palm leaves and several layers of earth, whose properties and methods of implementation vary to obtain a perfect waterproofing capacity. The extremely dense habitat, built on 3 levels over covered walkways, ensures excellent control and exceptional comfort in the arid climate of the Sahara Desert. Lime-washing of the walls inside and in large outdoor areas brightens the rooms and highlights the Spartan decorations, windows and gypsum niches, paintings and objects.
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