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compendium of constructive and formal packaging. A sort of Vitruvian treaty is passed on orally, visible on the palimpsest of physical territory and structured by elements, methods and timing of construction. These constructions (fortified granaries or tighremt ) hang in the balance between conservation and

In: Earthen Architecture in Muslim Cultures

abilities are sufficient, the builder needs to balance fairly the loading and the binders that constitute the masonry. Earth used in construction of southern Algeria includes gravel, sand, silt and clay. Proportions are variable, because of the great diversity of earth, depending on the nature of the place

In: Earthen Architecture in Muslim Cultures