Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and the architecture of the country reflects its diverse history. In general, local building materials such as coral and stone are utilized in construction and Malagasy architecture often features intricate carvings, ornamental features and religious symbols. Indigenous dwellings are distinguished by their steeply pitched roofs and high walls, characteristic of the traditional Malagasy style. Meanwhile, the colonial period has resulted in a number of French-style buildings with wide balconies and long facades. In recent years, modern construction techniques have been adopted in some cities, resulting in a mix of modern and traditional styles throughout Madagascar.
Malagasy architecture, traditional building, coral stone construction, ornamental features, French-style buildings.
CITATION : "Lauren Moore. 'Architecture In Madagascar.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=189794 (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"
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