Bassey-Etuk, Aniekan (2023-09). Art & The City: New life for Art and practice in Abija, Nigeria. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon


  • An Exploitation of Architecture as art in the representation and appropriation of traditional Nigerian Architecture. The Nigerian Architectural scene is currently a collage of frameworks leftover by colonialism, and foreign modernist concepts. Unfortunately, this structure has not adequately addressed the ecological, cultural or climatic needs of the average Nigerian. This project attempts to integrate traditional Nigerian architecture and its design principles with modern architecture using the Abuja Arts and Craft village as a design site. The design approach utilized scales including; location - topographic and climatic considerations, materiality, form and function, to deduce design implementation strategies, and design considerations include adapting to the natural landscape and the already existing forms, and preservation of the sites' identity.

publication date

  • July 2022