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Farewell From My University

On Friday the 31st of May 2019, I bade Farewell to my students as I went on a leave of absence from my university. I was a lecturer at the department of architecture, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Nigeria and was also the acting head of the department for the last 9 months before I left. For me, lecturing came easy…

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Lagos Most Beautiful Building – Kingsway Tower

On my last visit to Lagos, Nigeria, I came across what I would call the most beautiful building in Lagos. It is located at Alfred Rewane Street, Ikoyi. It is popularly called the Kingsway Tower. While approaching the building through the popular Falomo Bridge, I was greeted by its large curvilinear, intricately detailed shading device suspended on its curtain walls…

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8 Clauses That Empowers Architects On Construction Sites

The duties of the architects, contractors, and clients during construction are spelled out in a contract form for clarity. That form is commonly called the Conditions of Engagement. In that contract, clauses that empower architects, contractors, and clients are inserted. This contract will not only empower but also state penalties for defaulters. The most common document architects in Nigeria consult…

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You Think You Know But You Don’t – Wrong Building Nomenclature

We are very familiar with a lot of buildings and the colloquial names people often call them. What if I tell you that most of those names are either incorrect or partially correct, for example, duplex. Duplex is the most notorious in this list as the word has different meanings in different parts of the world. Learn the right nomenclature…

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2 Best Cities in Nigeria For Architects

Generally, cities with fast-growing infrastructural development and a booming economic activity are always the best location for architects. Whether you are a local or foreign architect seeking to move to a new city, Nigeria has several locations you can move to. Most major cities in Nigeria are good for architects as a variety of architectural projects are always available all…

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5 Dangers Quacks Pose To Architecture.

Unlicensed individuals practicing a regulated profession are quacks. Often when I talk about quack architects, it is possible to assume that these are complete impostors in the profession but sometimes they are also graduates of Architecture who have refused to get licensed. Quacks pose a serious danger to any profession including architecture. Let's get right on the 5 dangers quacks…

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