The Historical Vernacular Architecture of the Ijebu, in Yoruba Speaking, South-West, Nigeria

16 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2020

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Ajibade Adeyemo

Lagos State Polytechnic

Yakubu Olanrewaju Hassan

University of Lagos, Akoka

Philips, Opeyemi Omolara

Obafemi Awolowo University - Obafemi Awolowo University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Students

Date Written: July 9, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Adeyemo, Ajibade and Hassan, Yakubu Olanrewaju and Philips, Opeyemi Omolara, The Historical Vernacular Architecture of the Ijebu, in Yoruba Speaking, South-West, Nigeria (July 9, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3689623 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3689623

Ajibade Adeyemo (Contact Author)

Lagos State Polytechnic ( email )

Ikorodu, Lagos, LA +234
Nigeria
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HOME PAGE: http://https://mylaspotech.edu.ng/

Yakubu Olanrewaju Hassan

University of Lagos, Akoka ( email )

Ikorodu, Lagos
Nigeria

HOME PAGE: http://https://unilag.edu.ng/

Opeyemi Omolara Philips

Obafemi Awolowo University - Obafemi Awolowo University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Students ( email )

Ile-Ife
Nigeria

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