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A history of Hausa marriage ceremony and its transformation in Kano

 Department: History and International Studies  
 By: usericon sazango  

 Project ID: 5273
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The advent of colonialism in Nigeria changed the traditional life and culture of Nigerian which creates a weak connection between traditional architecture and contemporary architecture in Nigeria. Most recent buildings designs across Hausa regions in Nigeria have been built with imported materials and construction techniques tailored to satisfy the modernity self-ego and aspirations. Thus, traditional architecture ought notable abandoned and forgotten, hence experts’ awareness should be tailored to the understanding of its original essence. This research through intensive literature review of documents, journals, books, periodicals, seminar papers amongst others critically explores the key importance relating to the development of Hausa traditional architecture. In addition, the paper identifies the“determinant” and“moderating“factors as main issues that contributed to the development of Hausa traditional architecture, in cognizance of local materials, method of construction, methods lay-out, social, cultural factors, and environmental factors amongst others. The enumerated factors dominate the colonial periods and the subsequent traditional forms of development. Thus, the research concludes that despite the impact of modernization in terms of styles, materials, and methods of construction in recent times, the professionals, designers, and researchers should recognizance of the social-cultural and religious beliefs of clients/users. It is recommended that, for functional architectural forms, efforts should be geared towards harmonizing the traditional and modern contemporary designs concepts....
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