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Architectural Revivalism: The Progressive Design Approach in Hausa Communities

Generally, all architecture can be attractive with pleasant outlook, it is exciting when inspired grandeur, and logically defined when form and details are organized. Some architecture politely invites sense of place as well intellectually reflecting its historical origin. However, revivalism in contemporary architecture evolved as reaction against the ill actions of modernism. Revivalism has a special value and cultural significances in the fields of architectural aesthetic. Subsequently, it is acknowledged in the architectural theory that revivalist style recounts about the previous culture and in its unique architectural style among the multiple design models expresses social, natural and cultural phenomena. The style has the power to regenerate the folks-belief, local physical value, cultural significances, as well as regional and national identity. This research aims to discuss traditional architectural revivalism as an approach to regional progressive architectural design concept. The study based its scope within Hausa communities of Northern Nigeria, and will describe several of revivalist architectural models as progressive design approach. The paper will further explore the significances of architectural revivalism within the realm of Hausa traditional architecture. As such, the research suggested that the revivalist design approach creates a suitable base for regional architectural symbol as well as cultural identity and design continuity. The design models create no constraint to the architectural settings of the northern region in Nigeria.

Hausa, Revival Design, Traditional Architecture, Cultural Value

APA Style

Mohammed Aliyu, Hussaini Haruna. (2021). Architectural Revivalism: The Progressive Design Approach in Hausa Communities. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 7(4), 143-149.

ACS Style

Mohammed Aliyu; Hussaini Haruna. Architectural Revivalism: The Progressive Design Approach in Hausa Communities. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2021, 7(4), 143-149. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20210704.16

AMA Style

Mohammed Aliyu, Hussaini Haruna. Architectural Revivalism: The Progressive Design Approach in Hausa Communities. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2021;7(4):143-149. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20210704.16

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