Malcolm 'Max' DeRungs

Houses of the Batammaliba

This poster was a book review for a University of Oregon graduate study class on the essentials of a book called "The Anatomy of Architecture: Ontology and Metaphor in Batammaliba Architectural Expression."


The book is a memorable record of a people in West Africa whose name translates to "those that are the real architects," as they known for building houses as a conscious expression of their personal and cultural soul.


Role: Master in Architecture

Setting: University of Oregon


Location: Portland, Oregon

Year: 1988

Media: Water resistant black ink and Pantone marker on white tracing paper