Research Papers/Topics in Architecture

Assessment of Pedestrian Circulation in Advanced Trauma Centre in Niger State.

The design of an Advance Trauma Centre taking cognisance of pedestrian circulation is bringing into exploit was has been neglected and rarely used as a medium of creating healing environment for the users or patients of the healthcare centre. This research work seeks to analyse the basic sources of navigation problem in and out of the existing trauma centres in Niger state; also, taking into considerations the necessary norms and ethics that guide the design of healthcare centre. The causes o...

THE IMPORTANCE OF LANDSCAPE IN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

The desire to combine nature with architecture had been courted for a very long time. The research results in this area has proved that private and communal spaces should interplay creatively the nature for the benefit of the environment and the planet at large, various activities in these areas had been initiated by individuals and governments at private and city-scale levels. For, just as architecture and urban planning concern themselves with issues of comfort, safety, security, convenienc...

CREATING A LANDFILL PARK IN kANG’OKI, MAKONGENI THIKA

AbstractUntil the 1930s, landfills were little more than dumps but for centuries they were seen as a solution to the problem of solid waste and to the problem of unusable land . in New York for example, landfills were created to speciffically make taxable land from land thought to be useless or dangerous such as marshy and swampy areas. what is however evident is that landfills lead to an economic dispair of the place it is located therefore they need to be carefully designed since they have ...

TIPS ON CARRYING OUT A CASE STUDY FOR BEGINNERS

What is the purpose of conducting a Case Study?As the term Case Study suggests, it is the study of a particular case that is similar to your topic of design project. Doing a case study will help you understand the various aspects that you have to consider while designing.When students begin studying Architecture at a University, the first thing that they are supposed to become excellent at, is doing a documentation or a case study. It could be a case study of a small village, town, a villa, a...

An Assessment Of Solid Waste Disposal Practices In Residential Buildings (A Case Study Of Majidadi 'B' Ward, Bauchi)

ABSTRACT This research was conducted on “Assessment of Solid Waste Disposal Practices in Majidadi ‘B’ ward in the Bauchi metropolis” aimed at assessing the nature and the methods used by the users of the area, which was first carried out through survey with the use of structured questionnaires to some persons chosen from the study area. 152 questionnaires were administered out of which 84.87% response was received. The data was analyzed using frequency table and the use of pie chart ...

THE EFFECTS OF PASSIVE SOLAR CONTROL ON HUMAN THERMAL COMFORT

ABSTRACTBuildings are supposed to shield their occupant from the solar radiation which especially in the hot dry climate of Bauchi pose problems of high indoor temperatures, thermal and visual discomfort among others. But to what extent does the Architectural solar control measures viz; shading, building orientation with respect to cardinal direction, and design or planning affect cooling? The current study investigates effect of exploiting these strategies on passive solar control in institu...

EFFECTS OF SOLAR CONTROL (A CASE STUDY OF DOMITORY BUILDINGS IN MAUTECH)

ABSTRACTBuildings supposed to shield their occupant from the perturbing solar radiation which especially in the hot dry climate of Yola pose problems of high indoor temperatures, thermal and visual discomfort among others. But to what extend does the Architectural solar control measures viz; shading, building orientation with respect to cardinal direction, and design or planning affect cooling. The current study examined effect of exploiting these strategies on passive cooling in dormitory bu...

Design and Provision of a Central Administration (senate) Building for Caritas University

The project shall be based on provision of a central administration building which is the senate building for Caritas university which will accommodate the following; the vice –chancellor’s office, the registry, the planning unit, students affairs department, bursary and general administration.The senate also houses the senate chamber and the council chamber.Caritas University came into existence in 2005 and from inception; the university senate has been within the administrative block wh...

A Design Proposal for a Regional Secretariat Building for the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) in Enugu State

Architecture is the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers to those designs that are customarily significant.Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must technically be sound and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well-constructed that they outlast their original use. They then survive not only as beautiful ob...

Fire Service Station 9th Mile Corner Enugu

This thesis report is properly documented to facilitate the presentation of the proposed fire service station.The existence of fire service station in Nigeria and its system of operation which enhances the design of proposed station. Although there are some various problems which are to be tackled like circulation, zoning and other services.Nevertheless there are several goals that are achieve through the study and design of fire station by providing good circulation system, adequate services...

A Design Proposal for a Modern Staff Secondary School Case Study Caritas University

Throughout history, education has always been man’s most important activity. Infect, man cannot carry on government, family life, religion or earn a living without some form of education. School then is a shelter and a stage that brings people together on daily business, generating intellectual abilities in life and growing up.Education can be the transmission of values and accumulated knowledge of a society or the process by which an individual gains skills. Social scientists term it socia...

DESIGN OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTRE, PORT-HARCOURT

INTRODUCTION"Disaster management" can be defined as the range of activities designed to maintain control over disaster and emergency situations and to provide a framework for helping at-risk persons to avoid or recover from the impact of the disaster. Disaster management deals with situations that occur prior to, during, and after the disaster. Globally, there has been lots of disaster on land, air and sea, though these disasters may be natural or man-made, it has however led to the destructi...