Ait Atta, Ait Sedrate, Ait Yafalmane are only a few of the Berber clans that have found the perfect habitat todevelop their community in the area protected by the height of the High Atlas Mountains and encircled by thecities of Ouarzazate, Errachidia and Zagora.In fact, in this area the Berber tribes, sedentary and native, have merged with the Arab ones, foreign andnomadic, to create one social and cultural community which is very rich and complex.The buildings that rise in this desert area, named Ksour and Tighremt, are directly linked with local culturewhich represent, in some way, the emblem because both the technique and the materials are derived fromthe area. The presence of four big rivers, still rich in water, the fertility of the ground and the composition ofthe soil, this means that the technique of rammed earth can be used. This technique is useful for buildingwide, impressive, sumptuous buildings made with very poor local and renewable materials.Recently, in this area, many survey campaigns have been made involving many operators to make adocumentation of the architectural heritage.The objective of this study is the systematic organization of the surveys, more than twenty tighremt andksour, and at the same time, the elaboration of one strategy for the divulgation and valorisation of theheritage. Probably the mere survival of those buildings, really sensitive to the weather factors and the lack ofmaintenance, is linked more to local and global awareness than to concrete ideas of restoration.

Tighremt Aslim_ Aguddim Taliwin: cases study in the Draa Valley

ARENA, Marinella
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2015

Abstract

Ait Atta, Ait Sedrate, Ait Yafalmane are only a few of the Berber clans that have found the perfect habitat todevelop their community in the area protected by the height of the High Atlas Mountains and encircled by thecities of Ouarzazate, Errachidia and Zagora.In fact, in this area the Berber tribes, sedentary and native, have merged with the Arab ones, foreign andnomadic, to create one social and cultural community which is very rich and complex.The buildings that rise in this desert area, named Ksour and Tighremt, are directly linked with local culturewhich represent, in some way, the emblem because both the technique and the materials are derived fromthe area. The presence of four big rivers, still rich in water, the fertility of the ground and the composition ofthe soil, this means that the technique of rammed earth can be used. This technique is useful for buildingwide, impressive, sumptuous buildings made with very poor local and renewable materials.Recently, in this area, many survey campaigns have been made involving many operators to make adocumentation of the architectural heritage.The objective of this study is the systematic organization of the surveys, more than twenty tighremt andksour, and at the same time, the elaboration of one strategy for the divulgation and valorisation of theheritage. Probably the mere survival of those buildings, really sensitive to the weather factors and the lack ofmaintenance, is linked more to local and global awareness than to concrete ideas of restoration.
978-88-6542-416-2
Aguddim; Berber; Tighremt
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