A record of the living architectural heritage of nomadic people.
Join us on an exciting journey into little known parts of the world to explore the architectures, crafts and traditions of indigenous nomadic people. We have spent fifteen years travelling to many countries, from Ethiopia to Siberia, from Tibet to Iran. Everywhere we go we take detailed records of the material cultures of these unique people almost all of whom are on the edge of settling and losing their nomadic traditions.
These architectures are part of our global heritage and have been kept in safe hands for hundreds of generations. Nomad Architecture is a rich source of information on the traditional architecture of nomadic peoples. We have been researching nomadic architecture for the last fifteen years and have over 40,000 images and 500 hours of video clips, as well as detailed notes from all around the world.
These images are held in our private collection and are available to purchase by anyone interested in using them in their publications. Please do ask before you take!
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Berber Tents, recorded in Morocco in 2015
The institute is run by the conservation accredited architect Gordon Clarke, Dip Arch, RIBA. CA. who is an honorary research fellow within the Anthropology Department of the University of Exeter, U.K. We have links to a number of other universities both in the UK and abroad.
We work to the highest ethical standards and all our projects are run on a collaborative and equal basis with our local communities.
Hamer Conical Huts
Britain - ongoing project
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