The Historical Vernacular Architecture of the Ijebu, in Yoruba Speaking, South-West, Nigeria
16 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2020
Date Written: July 9, 2020
The study has proved than housing has more cultural meaning than ordinary shelter as shown in several buildings across south-west Nigeria. This research traces the historical vernacular architecture of the Ijebus of southwest Nigeria as cultural semiotics. It is argued that the new places symbolize, represent African culture in terms of homage, food, hospitality, and cultural security, this is noticed in building across the study area. Data were gathered qualitatively, and participant observations, interviews and extensive desktop research were involved. The study found that spaces offer an eyrie of cultural values as housed in the architecture as well as names of the spaces thus communicating African sensibilities, the appearance of the traditional village at the same time sustainably conserving the architecture. The research concludes that interesting, requisite African historic value to ensure sustainable cultural development.
Keywords: The Ijebu, Yoruba Speaking, South-West, Historic, Vernacular
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