INFLUENCE OF VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIVE BUILDINGS: A CASE STUDY OF ABUJA RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTSJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2019-07-05
Authors : Fatima Baba Ciroma Aminu - Umar Wali Aisha; Stephen Zemo Audu.;
Page : 280-286
Keywords : Vernacular architecture Environment Buildings Materials.;
This paper examined influence of Vernacular Architecture in Environmental Responsive buildings. The aim of this study is to design a framework-based architecture that directly responds to environmental problems such as contextuality of design that creates physical and even psychological discomfort in buildings. The research design entails a fully-fledged design proposal based on an initial investigation from a pilot study of environmental responsive buildings through a combination of structured interviews of allied professionals and users to come up with answers to some research questions. The study adopts a Case study research methodology which captures the complexity of a single case with a view to understanding general principles of a phenomenon such as safety and security in the built environment. It can therefore be concluded that environmentally responsive design is an integratedapproach that involves the use of natural practices in design to reduce energy consumption and cost,by appropriating the right construction practices and materials in context to the climate with properuse of local resources therefore, using the sustainable materials within the context of a place can reduce and play an important role in terms of economy and thermal emission of unwanted gas generated from the mechanized system. In addition to all these various viewpoints and studies, there is the concept of developmental vernacular architecture. The study recommended that If we consider this as a new classification in the approach to vernacular studies, it may therefore be considered a relatively new approach. If, however, one carefully considers the term ?development,? it is arguable that this is simply a basic characteristic of vernacular buildings, and therefore it seems peculiar to describe developmental vernacular as if it is separate from vernacular architecture as a whole.
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