Research Papers/Topics in Architecture

Secondary School Design for Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) A Study on Using Architectural Elements to Combat Security Problems

ABSTRACT  Security is a very vital factor for human growth and development. It has also become a major recent issue in buildings and especially, school buildings. Ensuring security in buildings is a collective endeavour with each individual, government, organization, and community having its own role to play. The architect, who is the master builder, is chiefly responsible in ensuring that the built environment meets requirements of security. This report studied the various techniques of ach...

Combination of Modern and Indigenous Building Materials in Housing Construction

Table of Contents CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The combined building materials are: 1.1.1 HISTORY OF KANO CITY 1.2 PROBLEM STATEMENT 1.3 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1.4 AIM AND OBJECTIVES 1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 1.7 METHODS OF STUDY CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION OF BUILDING MATERIALS 2.2 INDIGENOUS BUILDING MATERIALS 2.2.1 Identified common indigenous building materials in Nigeria 2.2.2 Mud (tubali) 2.2.3 Pl...

FARM SETTLEMENT FOR IGOSUN COMMUNITY OYUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN KWARA STATE.

ABSTRACTAgriculture has been the topmost priority of every successive administration Nigeria. This is due to the fact that the extent of development of a nation is also measured interims of the quality and quantity of food available to her people. Though the struggle at improving food status has been on course before intendance. It reminds us of 1959, when the western government grated agriculture land mark and sent a representative to Israel who brought the form settlement scheme modeled aft...

Farm Settlement for Igosun Community Oyun Local Government in Kwara State.

ABSTRACT Agriculture has been the topmost priority of every successive administration Nigeria. This is due to the fact that the extent of development of a nation is also measured interims of the quality and quantity of food available to her people. Though the struggle at improving food status has been on course before intendance. It reminds us of 1959, when the western government grated agriculture land mark and sent a representative to Israel who brought the form settlement scheme modeled a...

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

ABSTRACT Research 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 has con...

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 the d...

Port Harcourt Boat Terminal

ABSTRACT In Rivers State, about three-quarter of its land is covered by water and approximately 70% of all travel between its capital, Port Harcourt and access to most of her Loca l Government Areas is via rivers. Unfortunately, the state and its capital in particular lacks Boat Terminal infrastructure. Apart from this fact and the actual trip was undertaken, other diverse and complex requirements of travellers must be adequate, considered and tackled. The imp importance of public transit sy...

ARCHITECTURAL LITERATURE OF A 4 BEDROOM APARTMENT RENOVATION WORK AT NO. 4, BOURDILLON ROAD, IKOYI LAGOS

ABSTRACT Renovation, a term most commonly associated with buildings is known to be the act or process of improving the existing condition of a broken, damaged or outdated structure. It is the process of restoring to a good condition or making new again a building structure currently in a bad state. The concept of renovation as it relates to buildings will always remain relevant as long as every newly purchased item have a tendency of wearing out over a long period of usage. Reasons for renova...

Total Building Performance Evaluation (Cases of Selected Buildings Within Federal College of Education, Akinmorin, Oyo State)

This project studies building performance evaluation with cases of selected buildings within Federal College of Education, Akinmorin, Oyo State.  INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Architects, designers and building occupants (and/or users) and other professionals involved in building construction over the years have generated series of controversies in the design, planning, use, and maintenance of buildings (and its environs) and the level of satisfaction they provide. A comfortable i...

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

Abstract Until 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...

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 t...

THE EFFECTS OF PASSIVE SOLAR CONTROL ON HUMAN THERMAL COMFORT

ABSTRACT Buildings 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 instit...


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