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Aikpehae A. M., Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Isiwele A. J., Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Adamolekun M. O., Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Housing and buildings pattern before colonization in Nigeria tell about the culture and tradition of the region and people. Today due to globalization, urbanization and modernization, housing and building across the country has transformed to become similar with those of the western world. This transformation in building pattern has impacted on traditional architecture and has led to weak connection between the building/housing pattern of the different regions and culture. Today similar buildings patterns and designs can been seen across regions in Nigeria. Globalization, urbanization and modernization have not only influenced the patterns and designs but have also resulted in materials used transformation. While local resources were in used before colonization, imported materials couple with westernized building/housing plan and techniques tailored to satisfy the modernity is what are in practice today. In this article, the authors present and compare housing pattern of the different regions in Nigeria before colonization and what is seen today and claimed that the determinate factor is not without link with globalization, urbanization and modernization.
Housing/Building, Architectural Design, Globalization, Urbanization, Modernization
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