"... these photographs are a reflection of this architecture at a specific moment in time.
They are a permanent record, but are not a record of permanence"
Went to see a photography exhibition in the town.
The photographs were taken by a British photographer James Morris,
and it featured the African adobe (or mud) architecture in West African regions.
I learnt that these mud buildings are all made by human hands
and because of mud's fragility, the buildings need to be maintained at least once a year.
There was also a video playing in the exhibition
They were also playing a video at the exhibition that featured the adobe architecture which
made a good contrast between the modern western architecture which are designed
"almost soley on economic terms", where as the adobe architecture were "extention of nature".
I got out of the exhibition and was walking aroud the town
when I bumped into a Chinese friend who've graduated from uni last year.
He told me that he's living in an apartment above Tesco; I asked him if it was okay to have a look.
The design was very modern, there being a courtyard which was brightly lit by the natural sun light.
But having just seen the exotic african adobe buildings,
I thought this one was rather, boring...
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