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2006

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Architectural Retention And The Development Of Modern African Design In The Works Of Architect Demas Nwoko, Nmadili N. Okwumabua Dec 2006

Architectural Retention And The Development Of Modern African Design In The Works Of Architect Demas Nwoko, Nmadili N. Okwumabua

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The purpose of this research was to examine elements of traditional African architectural design in the works of Demas Nook. These elements remain aesthetically and functionally valuable; hence, their inclusion in the development of modern African residential architecture. The research simultaneously explores the methodology Nwoko has created to apply his theory of comfort design in architecture, as well as the impact of traditional African culture and European culture on modem African residential design. The methodology used is visual analysis, as several of Nwoko's buildings were visited, photographed and analyzed for the application of his design ideology of New Culture ...