Research Papers/Topics in Architecture

Specialized Surgical Center For Elective Surgery, In Port Harcourt Rivers State.

ABSTRACTGlobally, healthcare systems are experiencing increasing fiscal demographic andconsumer pressure. There have been metamorphic changes in the recent past in terms ofhealthcare delivery. The planning, design and final architectural expression in health careis reflective of the gradual shift in outlook of healthcare institutions from merely treatingthe sick to a concerted approach to harness healthy living. This has been triggered byglobalization, increased expectations of seekers ...

Faculty Of Environmental Studies Building Complex For University Of Uyo "A Study Of Effective Spatial Analysis And Integration Of Functions In Large Complex Buildings"

ABSTRACTArchitectural design is ultimately about the configurations, connections , shapes, andorientations of physical forms. This study seeks to explore the architectural space and thenfocuses on the "study of effective spatial analysis and integration of functions in largecomplex buildings". Design begins by generating ideas and transforming them into concretespatial formations and spaces that are accessible to a wide range of users in large complexes.This study has revealed series ...

Boat Terminal, Port-Harcourt “A Study Of Circulation”

ABSTRACTRivers State, The ‘Treasure Base Of The Nation’ and a commercial nervecentre of the Nation has over the years been confronted with the problem ofrapid growing human and vehicular traffic congestion. This problem is largelycaused by the rate of rural-urban migration of people into Rivers State. Infact, recent statistics have shown that over 10,000 people enter Rivers Stateon a daily basis. This figure results to an estimated five million people thatmove around Rivers State o...

Coal City Cinema Complex, Enugu, Enugu State (A Study On In Tegrating Cinema Into Nigerian Lifestyle)

ABSTRACTChukwuenyem, (2007) "People have always sought to portray, in as possible, beliefs,lifestyles, social ills, history, and simple pleasant fiction, through many art formsespecially drama recently films. For such exposition the cinema suffices as aninvaluable tool."Cinema is an important tool in building cultural institutions, and reinforcing culturalpride. The cinema could be used to heal the psychological wounds created by slaveryand colonialism and to provide moral upliftmen...

Orange Juice Bottling Company, Owerri, Imo State. (Enhancing Fu Nctioualiry Through Circulation And Safety)

ABSTRACTResearch has shown that the popularization of plastic bottles in Bottling Industries has remained on the increase since middle of 1960's, when high-density polyethylene was introduced. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Except for wine or beer, the food industry has almost completely replaced glass with plastic bottles. Despite this innovation, there ha...

Palace Of The Attah Igala A Study Ofarchitectural Identity And Symbolism

ABSTRACT Humans have an intuitive inclination to symbolize . Symbolism and Identity is viewed in this paper as the 'art of depicting' and 'what to be depicted' respectively. The research digs deep to buried meanings of symbols while paying attention to cultural identity and bringing focus to the heritage of Igala people. A study of symbolic buildings from different countries in the world is however carried out so as to bring to light an architectural application of identity. The deep ro...

A Post-Occupancy Evaluation Of Dwelling Density In Multifamily Apartments In Public Housing Estates In Lagos

ABSTRACT This study is an attempt to establish how actual dwelling density during the habitation phase correlates with the programmed dwelling density during design phase in multifamily apartments in Lagos. In this regard, the research attempts to establish design density as the number of adultequivalent persons intended to occupy an apartment. It further attempts to determine the actual dwelling density as the number of adult-equivalent persons occupying the same apartments during habit...

“Housing Development Characteristics In Lagos State Peri-Urban Settlements”

ABSTRACT The emerging housing developments in Lagos State peri-urban settlements is characterised by high level of informal development, poor quality and confronted with multi-dimensional challenges. Policy response to the pattern of growth does not match the pace of rapid housing development in Lagos peri-urban settlements. This research examined the characteristics of housing development in the peri-urban settlements of Lagos State, Nigeria and specifically investigated the drivers of ...

Credit Access And Growth Of Youth Owned Enterprises In Homa-Bay Town Constituency, Homa-Bay County

ABSTRACTNational youth funds are financial resources allocated and reflected in national budgets by governments either as grants or loans for youth (18-35) years to start new or expand existing businesses. In developed countries, youth entrepreneurship has thrived for decades due to conducive business environments, adequate government regulation, enabling mechanisms such as availability of funding from both government and private sectors and good youth entrepreneurship training programs. In d...

Pagecredit Access And Growth Of Youth Owned Enterprises In Homa-Bay Town Constituency, Homa-Bay County

ABSTRACTNational youth funds are financial resources allocated and reflected in national budgets by governments either as grants or loans for youth (18-35) years to start new or expand existing businesses. In developed countries, youth entrepreneurship has thrived for decades due to conducive business environments, adequate government regulation, enabling mechanisms such as availability of funding from both government and private sectors and good youth entrepreneurship training programs. In d...

Assessment Of Planning Factors Influencing Commercialization Of Smallholder Dairy Value Chain Development In Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTIn developing countries, 70% of the population lives in rural areas and of these 75% are smallholder producers who derive their livelihoods primarily from agriculture. Kenyan smallholder dairy producers constitute 80% of the dairy producers and they produce about 80% of total milk production and 70% of the total milk marketed. Therefore, smallholder dairy producers have their livelihoods majorly dependent on dairy farming. Thus, commercializing smallholder dairy value chain will be an...

Landscape Characteristics Of The Lagos Lagoon Waterfront: Perceptions And Preferences For Tourism

ABSTRACT Landscape is internationally recognized as an important part of any human settlement. Research has shown that landscape characteristics is one of the factors that influence a destination‘s attractiveness to tourists. Tourism is a major industry and continues to grow in all parts of the world. Water tourism has not been given adequate attention in Nigeria and particularly in Lagos. Centrally located in the heart of Lagos State, is a major natural and landscape resource – Lag...

Place Making: A Study Of ‘Oja – Oba’ Open Space Design In Yoruba Urbanism

ABSTRACTValues inherent in city spaces may be biophysical, social, cultural, religious, economic andpolitical. These values give meaning and determine the level of user’s attachment. When urbanspace generates meanings to city people, the bond is stronger and ‘space’ at that point transformsto ‘place’. While some city open spaces succeed others failed to meet designed goals. Thisresearch investigated the inherent ‘place making’ attributes of Oja - Oba open space (King’smarket) ...

Innoson Automobile Exhibition, Sales And Maintenance Centre Enugu: A Study on Circulation

ABSTRACT Automobile exhibition and sales centre refers to a place or structure specifically designed for display and sales of cars and its buyers, planned as a unified structure to create an avenue for buyers and those who dream of owning a car to enjoy such coordinated and friendly environment. Its friendly environment gives not only a high standard of commercial activities, but special natural or manmade environment for such experience. A theoretical, as well aspractical key issue in t...


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