国 际 竹 藤 组 织

国 际 竹 藤 组 织





Rural mud buildings in African vernacular architecture is a construction method worthy of our use. Their materials are all derived from local plants and soil (the viscosity of soil in Africa is very good, and the soil walls are not easy to peel off in wind and rain). The benefits of mud walls are low material costs and convenient materials, not only sound insulation and heat insulation, but also the thickness of the wall can be controlled according to the required size

Thatched houses with mud walls are common in
the countryside, and farmers basically
live in this kind of house

Mud wall made of wood and bamboo


The construction of rural houses in Uganda is to use small trees with a diameter of 30-60 to make the wall latitude and longitude. Some also use bamboo or smaller trees combined, and then use the soil to smear inside and outside.  They do not use a powder knife but use Throw the wet mud onto the wall with your hands to ensure that the space between the warp and weft fiber tendons is covered with mud.

Throw the mixing mud on
the bamboo woven wall by hand

The back of the smear wall


After the wall is stained with mud, it needs to be painted on the exterior of the wall surface, that is, what kind of material is used for the color of the wall surface, so that guests can see or know that our bamboo houses is completely built with ecological materials.

Materials used for external painting of walls

对于泥土墙而言,各个国家都有一定的文化差异,所以我和Mat(英国人,是个艺术家)两人一直在研究,怎样利用好当地的原始材料。 我也特意去观察和询问那里的泥土墙的建造结构,什么样的泥土可以与植物材料能够密切配合,墙体经纬纤维筋和泥土相互的咬合力如何(非洲的乡村泥土墙墙体一般没有进行外粉刷),我们的要求是需要非常细腻的工艺,这些都要在我们的试验上得到解决。

After all, there is a certain cultural difference among all kinds of  clay walls, so Mat (British, an artist) and I have been studying how to make good use of local raw materials.  I also deliberately observe and inquire about the construction structure of the soil walls there, what kind of soil can closely cooperate with plant materials, and what is the mutual bite force between the warp and weft fiber reinforcement of the wall and the soil (the African rural soil wall generally does not For exterior painting), our requirement is that we need very delicate craftsmanship, which must be resolved in our experiments.

Do surface painting test on the wall
surface after completion

The wall that has completed
the throwing mud process


We use lime, soil, red brick powder, cassava flour and other natural materials to do the powder wall experiment. African ant nest soil is a high-quality material for exterior walls. No heve at amount of rain washed away and its walls heve not be seepage water.

Materials used on the surface of the wall

Materials used on the surface of the wall

Tapioca flour

Finished wall surface


Since our project site is still a certain distance away from the city, God has given them such good fertile soil in Africa. We need to use the soil and surplus open space to grow our own vegetables so that we can eat fresh vegetables. We arrange regular staff to open up the vegetable garden. We carefully plant and plant seedlings. When we see green vegetables every day Growing up, we can’t tell the joy of accomplishment in our hearts.


At the beginning we planted tomatoes, but when the fruit was harvested,  were caught by the baboons. We made fences but the baboons can enter the vegetable garden very flexibly, eating and picking every day for mopping up. We send people to guard it every day. was stolen by these baboons a little bit carelessly. In order to guarantee our own supply, we took off the stir-fry before it was mature.

Vegetables we grow by ourselves

Vegetables we grow by ourselves


We brought in vegetable seedlings from the camp of Mr. He of the CCCC, and we also planted some pumpkins (eating pumpkin vines), cucumbers, corn, etc. After the vegetable seedlings were planted, they grew for a period of time and then branched and transplanted. More and more new vegetables.

Pumpkins a week after planting

The pumpkin I planted on grass ash


The staple food habits of Ugandans are corn flour or banana, beans soup or tapioca flour. In addition to using bowls for food, they don’t use other utensils to eat (very few With a metal spoon), basically you grab it into your mouth with your hands.

There are boiled onions and tomatoes
in the beans soup


In Africa, there are many pancake stalls in the market or in the urban areas. They put eggs, beef or vegetables in the pancakes. You need to sit there eat and can ask for a cup of sweet red water.


The Ugandas drink tap water directly and used to drinking water this way,  also pour an empty water bottle into tap water and take it on body, so can drink it on the road, and they also filled the empty bottled water with tap water to drink on the trip. This drink water habit is common in tropical rainforest areas of the equator.

Pancake vendor at the market

Pancake vendor on the street

A woman is making tapioca at the market