Urban public housing in Northern Nigeria : the search for indigeneity and cultural practices in design
- Abubakar Danladi Isah.
- text file; PDF.
- Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2016.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xxii, 161 pages) : illustrations (some color).
- Urban book series.
- Abubakar Danladi Isah, 1974-
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgement; Contents; About the Author; About the Book; Abstract; 1 The Concept of Cultural Character in Public Housing Design; Abstract; 1.1 General Idea About the Book; 1.2 Purpose and Coverage of the Research; 1.3 Civilisation and the Indigenous Culture Demands in Space Uses; 1.4 Public Housing Concept in Nigeria, Conflict in User and Providers' Views; 1.4.1 Cultural Context of Northern Part of Nigeria; 1.4.2 Seeking to Regulate Indiscriminate Housing Transformation; 1.4.3 Culture Attributes Are Desired by Public Housing Users in Design
- 188.8.131.52 Building Evidence-Based Design for Public Housing184.108.40.206 Post-occupancy Assessment of Public Housing Neighbourhood; 1.5 Summary; References; 2 The Dimension of Public Housing in Nigeria; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Optimising User Activity-Space Relations Through Control Levels; 2.3 Historical Outlook of the Environmental Setting; 2.4 Impact of Language Distribution in Nigerian Regional Relations; 2.5 Public Housing Situation in Nigeria; 2.6 Urban Migrants and Housing Impulse in Nigeria; 2.7 Persistent Dissatisfaction of Public Housing Residents with Provisions; 2.8 Summary
- 3.7 Public Housing Transformation3.8 Reflecting Culture and Housing Theories in Housing Transformation; 3.8.1 Etic and Emic Theory of Cross-Cultural Research; 3.8.2 Man-Environment Relation (MER) Design Theory; 3.8.3 Explanatory Theory of Environment-Behaviour Relation (EBR); 3.8.4 User-Centred Theory (UCT); 3.8.5 Evidence-Based Design (EBD); 3.9 Summary; References; 4 Search for Cultural Attributes Appropriate for Design Ideals; Abstract; 4.1 Connecting with Users' Experience; 4.2 Characterising Users' Perception; 4.3 Ethnography: The Search for Cultural Determinants and Patterns
- 4.3.1 Hausa Ethnic Group4.3.2 Fulani Ethnic Group; 4.3.3 Kanuri Ethnic Group; 4.3.4 Nupe Ethnic Group; 4.3.5 Tiv Ethnic Group; 4.3.6 Gbagyi Ethnic Group; 4.4 Life at the Root, Identifying the Core Space Use Values; 4.5 Sustainable Indigenous Sociocultural Attributes; 4.5.1 Accessibility; 4.5.2 Visitors' Reception; 4.5.3 Outdoor Relaxation; 4.5.4 Household Distribution; 4.5.5 Social Events and Domestic Chores; 4.5.6 Cooking; 4.6 Dwelling Layout Patterns; 4.7 Spatial Indigeneity at the Root Space Uses; 4.8 Summary; References; 5 Search for Public Housing Inhabitants' Link with the Root
- This book provides readers with two major practical insights. Firstly, on the basis of statistical inquiry it identifies the significance of socio-cultural elements that encourage user-instigated transformation. Secondly, it employs layout pattern analysis to distinguish transformation patterns, hence revealing an unbroken cultural link between residents and their roots. The book also sheds new light on the transformation of public housing in the context of culture-sensitive communities in Northern Nigeria. The research work is directed towards developing culture-responsive public housing design frameworks that are rooted in the current usersℓ́ℓ experiences. As a result, a broad portrait of prime design emerges from said experiences. In order to accomplish this goal, the study takes into account both phenomenological and interpretive dimensions. In the process, the cultural factors behind residentsℓ́ℓ transformations are uncovered.
- Publication date
- The urban book series, 2365-757X
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- Printed edition: ( 9783319401911 )
- 9783319401928 (electronic bk.)
- 3319401920 (electronic bk.)