Here are some of the most impressive residential areas with a circular design or plan around the world.
Rendille Village in Northern Kenya
The Rendille are a Cushitic-speaking ethnic people living in the northern part of the Eastern Province of Kenya. The people lead a nomadic life by herding camels, goats, and cattle. Agriculture is impossible where they live because it is one of Africa’s most arid and hottest regions. The clan-based Rendille villages consist of huts built inside a circle. There are also smaller thorn enclosures for the livestock. The huts built of stick frameworks are designed to be taken down and strapped onto the camels when needed.
Oval Gardens of Naerum in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nahalal in Moshac, Israel
Established in the early 20th century, Nahalal is the first moshav (a kind of farming town) in Israel. The architect Richard Kauffmann’s design of Nahalal became a pattern for the later moshavs in the country built until 1948. The center of this circular design houses the public buildings. Then comes the houses of the non-farmer families, and finally, the farmers’ houses encircle this area like a ring. The widening farming lands stretch before the farmers’ houses.