Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 12-16
Senate House, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria: An Architectural Critique
Oluwadamilola Ajoke Alabi, Department of Architecture, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria
Received: Apr. 24, 2020;       Accepted: May 18, 2020;       Published: Jun. 17, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajad.20200501.12      View  155      Downloads  24
This study is an architecture critique using graphics and verse to provide an understand of the architecture of the senate building of University of Lagos in order to logically create an awareness of the intensity and extent of the feelings created by building. It was designed by James Cubitt Architects and was completed in 1986. The study gives a description of the building’s concept, features and environments. An analysis of the conceptual elements was made and these elements are wall, platform, columns and facades. Also, studies of the effects of modifying elements of light, colour, temperature and ventilation, sound, texture, and time were made. The approach used to carry out the study is architectural criticism using the principles discussed in ‘Analysing Architecture’, a book by Simon Unwin. Findings from the study revealed that the architecture of Senate House was iconic and modern with attractive expressions of the African culture. This was generated in line with the design firm’s philosophy and the client’s brief. Also, the beauty of the building is enhanced by the varying heights and forms making it a likely inspiration to tertiary institutions seeking the use of timeless and impressionable architecture which would interpret intellectual desires and values of their citadels of learning.
Architecture, Criticism, Descriptive Criticism, Senate, University of Lagos
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Oluwadamilola Ajoke Alabi, Senate House, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria: An Architectural Critique, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 12-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20200501.12
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