Architecture of the Kasbah
Kasbah des Caids
Typical of many buildings along the Draa, Kasbah des Caids Museum Morocco is built using rocks, rammed earth, and mud bricks. Timber is used to support floors and create doors, window shutters, and lattice work. Woven bamboo reeds form the ceilings.
Tamarisk and Date Palm timbers are harvested from the region. Bamboo reeds are also grown locally. The limited choice of materials has created a unique style of architecture to suit the Berber culture of the south.
Due to the nature of the building materials, regular maintenance is necessary to keep structures such as roof and walls, sound and weatherproof.
Short Courses are available promoting traditional architectural building techniques - rammed earth walls (pise), mud brick making, Tadllakt (plaster finish).
Other courses include pottery, basketry (vannerie), Berber kitchen, tapestry (tapisserie).
Kasbah des Caids offer opportunities for visitors to learn and contribute to the ongoing process of maintenance and restoration.
Please contact Hassan for information and details of upcoming projects. Suitable for individual or groups.