Research Papers/Topics in Architecture

Evaluation Of Public Housing In Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Governments all over the world are taking steps to address the problem of providing adequate and affordable housing to their people. Ogun State Government in Southwest Nigeria is not left out in this drive, and thus initiated an integrated public housing programme in 2003 with the assumption that the use of different strategies by different organizations will result in the provision of adequate housing and improved quality of life for different categories of people in the State....

Exploring Green Design Strategies In A Proposed Benue International Cargo Airport, Nigeria

 ABSTRACTIn recent years, there has been a substantial growth in the agricultural products from Benue state which can be harnessed to foster the upkeep of the nation's teeming population as well as increase revenue generation through export. One viable way to enable these products get to other parts of the world is by air, air cargo refers to the transportation of goods via aircraft Airport operations are associated with negative environmental impacts which inclu...

Assessment Of Housing Quality Of Selected Residential Estate In Lagos State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT In the face of deteriorating quality of housing environment in urban areas in developing countries, including Nigeria, the need for strategies that can help reverse this trend cannot be overemphasised. It is in search for such strategies to improve the quality of residential environment that the assessment of housing quality in mass housing estates has continued to engage the attention of scholars and researchers within and outside Nigeria. However, there has been very little a...

Impact of Motivation on Engineers Productivity in Construction Industry in Khartoum state-(Sudan)

Abstract Background:-Public and private institutions practice their work through their staff s in order to implement their objectives in the near and long terms. In order for these institutions to reach the goal, it is necessary to find a professional staff capable of delivering the institution to that goal, and this institution to repay the first hand to motivate the engineers to continue in good performance and effectiveness .Research Problem:-Incentives play a significant role in...

A Critical Study Of The Practice Characteristics Of Architectural Firms In Nigeria

ABSTRACTVery little is known about the architectural firms in Nigeria. The study thus explored the characteristics of architectural firms in Nigeria empirically using the systems approach to the study of organizations. The study investigated the organizational profiles, cultures, strategies and structures of the architectural firms. The tasks and information technology characteristics of the architectural firms as well as the external influences on the firms were also investigated, cul...

Proposed National Paediatric Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria An Attempt At Creating A Healing Environment In Hospitals

ABSTRACTHealth care is one of the most important aspects of life. A hospital is a health care institution that focus on the treatment of patients, that is made effective through necessary and proper facilities, equipment and personnel Children’s hospital is a specialized hospital that offers treatment exclusively to adolescents and children from birth to the age of eighteen through some children hospitals will continue to see children with rare illnesses into adu...

Ornamentation In Yoruba Domestic Architecture In Osogbo: A Study In Form, Content And Meaning

   ABSTRACT This study examined Yoruba ornamentation in domestic architecture in Osogbo consonant with its form, content and meaning. Ornamentation connotes decoration for the purpose of enhancing aesthetic appeal of buildings or any object in context. It is noted in literature that Yoruba aesthetic decorative instinct is reflective of a number of day to day material uses, activities and gestures, which are further translated in domestic building elements. T...

Renovation For The Sustainability Of Existing Residential Buildings

AbstractNow, we are facing the challenge of constructing in a sustainable way. However, discussions of sustainability tend to focus on new buildings while the existing building stock is often overlooked. More attention should be paid to sustainable renovation. The existing residential buildings, which have a direct relationship with people‟s life and environment, account for a large amount in Africa. This research focuses on the sustainable renovation of ...

Interior Design .. And Its Importance To Improvement And Success The Architectural Space (The Case Of Residential Buildings At Khartoum City)

AbstractThe study is considering at interior and exterior architectural spaces, containing elements of the basics and determinants are the most important architectural studies. It is study that human simulates to try to form an understandable language between human and his environment or the space occupied by. The aesthetic appearance is the pot which it reacts the humanity to form the civilization, which is supremely and finest magnum opus humanity. From this standpoint the study was, ...

The Pedagogy Of Architectural Structures In Selected Universities In Southwest, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The general perception of structures by architects and students suggests that there is a need for a rethink on the approaches to the teaching and learning of the course in the schools of architecture. Therefore this study investigated the teaching and learning of architectural structures in four universities in Southwest, Nigeria, with a view to identifying ways of improving students’ interest and understanding of the course. Survey research strategy involving random s...

Prevalence And Usage Of Open Recreational Spaces In Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria

 ABSTRACTOpen Recreational Space (ORS) consists of natural and organized open spaces used for outdoor recreational purpose. However, there are limited studies in the prevalence and usage of ORS in Nigeria. Prior to the nation’s colonial administration and even after, the embracement of ORS has been challenged as a result of the people’s value system, rising urbanization, poor planning and adherence to cultural activities. Consequently, most traditional cities like Ibadan have e...

Maintenance Strategies and Condition of Public Secondary School Buildings in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT There is a growing awareness that appropriate maintenance strategies can help to improve the present conditions of buildings in public secondary schools in Nigeria. However, there are few studies on the most appropriate maintenance strategies to be engaged in by maintenance managers to improve the conditions of the existing academic buildings in public secondary schools in this country. Therefore, the aim of this research was to investigate the present conditions of academ...

Gender Issues In The Learning Of Architecture In Private Universities In Ogun State, Nigeria

  ABSTRACT Prompted by previous findings of research on gender issues in different schools of architecture and based on the indicated lack of knowledge of the lives of women in developing nations, this thesis investigated gender issues in learning architecture. The in-depth study required for such a study prompted a study of students in Private universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. In this study, gender characteristics of the students, their learning patterns, experienc...

Assessment Of Housing Quality Of Selected Residential Estates In Lagos State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT In the face of deteriorating quality of housing environment in urban areas in developing countries, including Nigeria, the need for strategies that can help reverse this trend cannot be overemphasised. It is in search for such strategies to improve the quality of residential environment that the assessment of housing quality in mass housing estates has continued to engage the attention of scholars and researchers within and outside Nigeria. However, there has been very little a...

Knowledge And Acceptability Of Compressed Stabilized Laterite Bricks For Housing In Selected States Of South-West Nigeria

   Abstract Despite the essential role of housing as a basic need, an adequate supply of this commodity has been observed to be lacking in virtually all societies throughout history. This study investigated the knowledge and user-acceptability of Compressed Stabilized Laterite Bricks (CSLBs) as an alternative building material for affordable housing in selected states of southwest Nigeria. The research investigated the impact of knowledge, income level, education level and ...


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