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DESIGN+ARCHITECTURE

P O R T F O L I O

| Fall 2013 |


Introduction

This Design + Architecture portfolio comprises selected graphical Impressions, Sketches, Ideas, Architectural designs and Illustrations of Orji Nnamdi Ezekiel This Portfolio contains varying Ideas and Project types presented in various media including CADD, Manual Hand drawings, sketches and graphics to help demonstrate a range of Creative and Architectural design skills. Enjoy.

ORJI NNAMDI EZEKIEL Abuja, Nigeria. +234 (80) 33722389 mygroup88@yahoo.com mystudio88@live.com http://www.issuu.com/orjinnamdi http://www.linkedin.com/nnamdi-orji Orji.nnamdi@facebook.com amdy188@twitter.com

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PROPOS ED N IGERIAN N UCLEAR REGULATORY AUT H O R IT Y HEADQUATERS S ch eme 1

PROPOS ED NIG ERIAN NUC LEAR REGULATORY AUT H O R IT Y HEADQUATERS Sc he me 2

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PROPOS ED LU X URY RES IDENTIAL APARTMENTS DEV ELO P MENT

MU RTAL A MUHAMM ED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT T ER MINA L BUILDING AND PEDESTRIAN SKYWAL K.

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PROPOS ED C ALAB AS H S HOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT CENT R E

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PROPOS ED NNAM DI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY CENTR E FO R A RT S AND CULTU RE

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PROPOS ED AWKA MODERN LIVESTOCK MARKET

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M U RTA L A MUH A MMED INT ER NATIO NAL AIRPO RT TE L A G O S ,

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Public+Transport Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria ARCAID consultants Orji Nnamdi-Construction Documentations, CADD modelling and Digital

renderings, Design Illustrations, Skywalk design conceptualization + Sketches. Adedipe Adedayo-Supervising Architect

Aerial 3 dimentional perspective of the Airport Terminal Building CADD rendering

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RMINAL B U I L D I N G A N D PEDEST R IA N SKYWALK Design Concept

Skywalk Design Concept

The conceptual design ideology adopted for this project was the Pier Airport configuration as it permits one terminal building serving a larger number of aircraft gates, the pier concept, originally developed in the 1950s, has been found very useful in emerging sub regional airports as it handles moderate to heavy passenger traffic seamlessly. This concept provides passengers with a progression of spaces while giving airport managers an effective, but easily expandable terminal.

The conceptual idea for the skywalk is the engine of a propeller driven airplane acting as sales outlets along a glazed arcade connecting pedestrian traffic from the existing Airport buildings to the proposed terminal. The use of glass floor slab, walls, roof covering and light weight materials was intended to give the pedestrian an illusionary perception of walking in the sky, hence the name skywalk.

Silver anodized lightweight hollow steel shell frame structure

Reinforced Laminated fibreglass floor slab - 50% titanium with blue-green taint on clear glass

Storm resistant Polycarbonate blue-green low-E double-glazed fibreglass arcade covering

Radial shaped Ultra-slimline profile silver anodized steel mullions Toughened low-E Insulated double glazing - 1/4 in thick - 20% stainless steel with blue-green taint on clear glass

Silver anodized lightweight hollow steel frame

Niched domed Section of the Arcade acting as Sales stalls

Reinforced structural concrete columns and supporting beam frame

Project Info The Murtala Muhammed Airport – originally known as Lagos International Airport was renamed in the mid 1970s to honor the legacy and memory of Nigeria’s former leader.

Exploded Axonometric 3 dimentional perspective of the Skywalk CADD Sketch

Today, it is one of the busiest and largest international airport in Western Africa serving numerous international and domestic airlines. The Federal Government of Nigeria in its quest to rejuvenate the air transportation sector of the economy following years of neglect and decrepitude made a decision to redevelop the Airport using private sector investment under a Public-Private Partnership Scheme. The plan completely transferred all development and operating risks to the private sector specifically on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) arrangement. The project comprises: An Airport International Terminal Building, multi-storey car parks, shopping center, Control Tower, Pedestrian Concourse, Pedestrian Skywalk and an apron. The buildings and Terminals that constitute the Airport complex will be linked through a pedestrian skywalk to protect users from rain and the sun, while X-ray and other screening machines will be installed at the exit points. Fig 1.1 : Skywalk conceptual Sketches and Photographs Design + Architecture Portfolio of Orji Nnamdi 2013

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PRO PO S ED Human Eye Level 3 dimentional perspective of the Luxury Apartments CADD rendering

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Residential Plot 161 Katampe extension district, Cad B19, Katampe district, Abuja. ARCAID consultants Orji Nnamdi-Construction Documentation, CADD modelling and Digital renderings,

Design Illustrations, Detail drawings. Adedipe Adedayo-Supervising Architect, Design Conceptualization + Sketches

Date Summer 2010

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LUX URY RE S I D E N T I AL A PA RT M EN T S DEVELO PMENT A B U J A ,

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A luxury apartment block consisting of 10 units of 3 bedroom flats. Located on a 3,878m2 of land. Recreational facilities include swimming pool, A lawn tennis and basket ball courts, A gymnasium and games room. Scheduled for completion by Winter 2014.

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Design Concept The design concept was to introduce external cascading balconies which presents a new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment. Thus the design takes a more expansive and interconnected approach to urban living through the introduction of communal spaces to facilitate residents cohabitation. The private balconies give the apartments large outdoor space and personal viewing areas with truly breathtaking scenic view angles. The Cascading balconies spills over the facade of the building drawing a visually distinctive connection between the balconies and other visual components of the building facade. The Scheme also incorporates sustainability features through careful Environmental analysis of sun, wind and micro-climate conditions on site with the integration of low-impact passive energy strategies. The swimming pool was strategically placed within its partially enclosed courtyard as a means of allowing evaporative cooling to happen along the central wind paths, reducing local air/temperatures fluctuations, maintening humidity rates while improving thermal comfort of the occupants in the outdoor recreation spaces.

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The building features two apartments located on each floor and the design also gives residents interesting and unobstructed vistas of the surrounding katampe residential district. The use of yellowish color accents played a significant role in weaving together the various components of the design, distinguishing it from the greenish natural foliage of its surrounding, while presenting the building as an ideal inviting place for fun, urbane orderliness and restful harmony.

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PROPOS ED NIGERIAN NU C LE

Government+Office Abuja, Nigeria Archtick consultants Orji Nnamdi-Design conceptualization + Sketches,

CADD modelling and Digital renderings, Design Illustrations. Asema Achado-Supervising Architect

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AR REG U L ATO RY AU T H OR IT Y H EA DQUATERS A B U J A ,

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This is a Seven (7) floor office building designed to house the headquarters of the Nigeria Nuclear regulatory authority to be located in the capital city of Abuja. The scheme comprises of two separate design proposals rooted in two separate almost opposing conceptual forms and massing, this was done to present the client with the choice between an organic design and modular grid design.

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Design Concept Scheme 1 This scheme utilises a form that is unwinding around an atrium core capturing the idea of dynamically continous radial movement as can be found in the case of the atom ( with a nuclues and its revolving electron). This radial movement was applied on a floor by floor basis with the resultant form showing different stages of motion. The revolving path presents the possibility to meet certain design objectives such as offering occupants a continuos unhindered paranomic view of the citiscape and presents to a passing observer its changing elevational facade and approach profiles depending on the observational vantage point. The building is aerodynamically oriented with its concrete shell and “waist-band” concrete sweeps appearing quite brutalist and pure. Although the building rises only 7 floors, such a powerful form and design is bound to have a commanding presence, Thus giving the client a building that oozes a commanding air, bold and unweavering yet appealling to people not only logically, but also emotionally by providing a connection to core values of formality, friendliness and respect. The organic nature of the design scheme in its curvaceous floor area features the building fabric wrapping itself around the core atrium. This scheme was prepared in response to the varying conditions and demands of climate, culture and economics with its curvilinear shape and orientation and was designed to capture the breeze and maximise views over and beyond the surrounding spaces. There’s also a natural, organic flow to the concrete “waist band” on its façade; they twist to form urban scaled louvers that will shield the summer sun. The surrounding greenscapes and sensual curves inform the building’s evocative yet gentle fabric, but every storey is incrementally denoting stages of movement to give the building a curved and twisted outline that defines its Architectural character. Fig 3.1 : Spiral paths

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Design Concept Scheme 2 This scheme utilises a form that ideally merges the free movement, unity, wholeness and graceful nature of circles and their curves with the order, rationality, formality, solidity, and equality of the rectangle to create a design scheme that attracts attention, providing emphasis to the conceptual theme that inspires security, familiarity and stability. The design concept responds to the character and interpretations of the courtyard concept with a large rectangular atruim contained at the heart of the building together with its minimalist glass curtain wall facades. An integrated approach to building design is employed In the design conceptualization stage to achieve energy efficiency and to minimize heat loss with the building form utilizing a rectangular form that is intersected by circular bulges at alternate opposite facades of the building. this massing results in a modular grid framework with the benefits attached to it combined with those attributed to an organic mass. The scheme presents to the client a high-performance office buildings that offers users increased worker satisfaction and productivity, improved health, greater flexibility, and enhanced energy and environmental performance. Consequently promoting multidisciplinary communication, collaboration and Teamwork within the workplace with its use of the open-plan environment interpretations of the courtyard concept. The large central rectangular atruim contained at the heart of the building creates for the occupants a pleasant all weather gathering place providing shelter from the more extreme climate conditions outside and replicates the desirable elements of the outdoor environment by providing the benevolent aspects of the outdoor environment, such as; natural light, moderate temperatures while sheltering the occupants from the harsher elements of extreme temperatures, rain, and winds. The design scheme offers the occupants a safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, aesthetically pleasing, functional and easily accessible office environment.

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Human Eye Level 3 dimentional perspective of the Office Building Approach view CADD rendering

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Government+Office Abuja, Nigeria Archtick consultants Orji Nnamdi-Design conceptualization + Sketches, CADD modelling and Digital renderings, Design Illustrations. Asema Achado-Supervising Architect

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Human Eye Level 3 dimentional perspective of the Calabash shopping and Entertainment Centre CADD rendering Project Type Project Location Company Designer-Roles

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Public+Commercial Abuja, Nigeria Mystudio consultants Orji Nnamdi-Design conceptualization + Sketches,

Design Context

The choice of concrete for the bulk of the structure was taken to have an CADD modelling and Digital renderings, Design Illustrations. easily replicatable structural profile, so as to enable all pre-cast units to Orji Kenneth Chidiebele-Design conceptualization + be made on site, and to improve on the costs as the required constituent materials would be readily available and accessible. Sketches, Consultant Structural Engineer. The calabash, or African pot design idea was proposed as it presents a Summer 2011 recognizable scheme that would automatically be associated with the art and culture of Africa. It is hoped that the calabash shape will be recognised instantly by spectators, although the concrete is dead and bland, the contrasting shape and glazed insets enlivens the design, enhanced by the sheer size and scale of the building mass.

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The building footprint symbolizes a calabash, but that equally functions as a strong, neutral form, de-emphasizing the surrounding environment while pulling attention to the truly symbolic Architectural character of the edifice.

Fig 4.2 : Images of the African Calabash bowl

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AL AB A SH S H OPPI N G A ND ENT ERTA IN M E NT C ENTRE Project Info

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This shopping and entertainment centre is a building of Seven (7) floors with a basement parking floor. Properly equipped with escalators, elevators, stairs, atrium and other services. The offers the public ideal shopping and entertainment facilities to cater for various events including conferences, exhibitions, corporate parties and sit down banquets.

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Design Concept The design concept was to create a building whose massing and fabric emulates the symbolic form of african art. Thus the “dish-like” form of the building was inspired by the local calabash plant. The calabash is a vine grown for its fruit, traditionally dried and used to offer water to guests. Hollowed out and dried calabashes are a very typical utensil in households across West Africa.

Basement Floor plan

Ground, First and Second Floor plans

The symbolism of the scheme, its scale and its relationship with surrounding environmental elements emphasised the role of architecture in re-shaping the urban socioscope of our communities, this design reinforces traditional narratives in a modern architectural edifice.

Design Character The stepped massing of the form was done to accentuate the desired upward growth of the building volume and introduce a sense of hierachy in the functional organisation of the interior space. The “fluid” gently sloped curved exterior building fabric is to be constructed with pre-fabricated concrete segments infused with glazed curtain systems. The micro climate of the building space is largely naturally ventilated through air vents recycling air-flow, tempareture regulation and humidity control. The glazed barrel domes covering the atrium creates interior mini landscapes that are sociable, inviting and serene.

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The building commands a strong presence yet allows for functional relationship between the local culturally symbolic elements of its form and the surrounding cityscape. The rhythmic sequence of glazed openings on the façade adds a playful shift to the building façade. The apparent heaviness of the architectural volume is juxtaposed against the soft glazed elements which bring certain lightness to the building volume. While the sloped contours of the walls and the flat roof are immediately recognizable in its conceptual context, the traditional details have been reduced to the clean lines of a minimalist contemporary architecture, The end result is a building that looks like a sculpture with the building curvilinear shape offering rhythm and movement. The glazed curtain walls introduced are of high reflectance, which adds an additional layer of spatial interest to the graphic dimension of the building facade.

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Project Info Human Eye Level 3 dimentional perspective of the Livestock Market Manual rendering

Project Type Project Location Course Title Designer-Roles

Public+Commercial Agu-Uka district, Awka, Anambra State , Nigeria Architectural Design V (Arc 412+Thesis) Orji Nnamdi-Design conceptualization + Sketches, Physical Scale model

Manual Drafting+Tracing, Detail drawings, CADD modelling and Digital renderings, Design Illustrations, Presentation.

Supervisor Nzeamalu I. C. Design Mentor(s) Prof. Amaechi J. N. Dr. Agbonome P. C. Ezeaguba B. O. Date Summer 2012

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A Proposed modern livestock market design commisioned by the Government of Anambra state to facilitate the sales and management of the livestock resources in the state with space provisions for 1.An administrative building 2. A 100 persons capacity restaurant and bar 3.Public conveniences 4. Livestock feed storage spaces 5. A mini abattoir and cold room storage 6. Lock-up shops for sales of livestock feed and derivatives 7. security posts 8. 150 capacity Car parking lot 9. 20 capacity Truck/ Trailer parking lots 10. Sales pens for large and medium-sized livestock 11. Sales stalls for Small-sized livestock 12. Veterinary health facilities 13. Livestock loading and off-loading docks 14. A Generator shed 15. Water sourcing and storage facilities i.e. Boreholes, reservoirs and overhead water tanks 16. Waste management facilities 17.Space allocation for the provision of ancillary and support facilities such as a supply dock, Isolation pens, future expansion etc.

Problem Statement The existing livestock marketing systems in Awka is composed mainly of traders, who engage in mainly subsistence livestock marketing processes, and is comprised of a system where livestock herders, who are scattered uncoordinatedly all over the state capital (A system currently replicated across much of the country) coordinate their business transactions with the livestock traders in sub-standard sales environment with the apparent lack of hygienic conducive marketing environment with modern livestock handling and sales facilities within the existing non-purpose built (mostly make-shift) livestock markets. Design + Architecture Portfolio of Orji Nnamdi 2013


Design Concept The conceptual design ideology adopted for this proposed livestock market is that of a meeting point. This is captured with the market acting as a meeting place for two groups of people namely, the sellers and the buyers. The segmented massing and layout of the buildings was made to fulfill the clients wish for phased construction. The segmentation was applied in such a way that each segment can function independently. This design approach largly employs the use of prefabricated construction components, thus enhancing the flexibility of the design and promotes ease of construction and further future expansion. Livestock market

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Live animals

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Fig 5.2 : Livestock Supply Chart

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Aerial 3 dimentional perspective of the Livestock Market Manual rendering

Ground Floor Plan : Admin. Building

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Interior 3 dimentional perspective of the Livestock Market Manual rendering Design Ideology The Livestock market design utilises the simple design principles of similarity, Repetition and proportions. It was designed to be built in the tropical rainforest environment of South Eastern Nigeria. Thus, Tempareture balance, Air flow, ventilation, Natural Lighting, micro climatic humidity of the indoor sales spaces were major design considerations. The massing of the market design scheme creates a Rhythmic flow to the building facade. Also the design incorporates bioclimatic vernacular techniques for regulating the interior micro climatic environment of the market. The use of mostly pre-fabricated materials and the selection of construction materials that require little or no maintenance, effectively takes care of any need for maintenance works and affords the livestock market high sustainability standards. The livestock market also boosts very low carbon footprint in its use of mainly natural lighting (with use of alternatly juxtaposed tranluscent roof sheets) and ventilation schemes (the “open-plan� approach and the use of aluminum lourves siding allowing adequate entry, circulation and recycing of natural ventilation). Design + Architecture Portfolio of Orji Nnamdi 2013

Physical Scale model of the Livestock Market Hand made craft

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Project Info The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Administration in its quest to contribute to the preservation of Igbo cultural Identity and safeguard the traditional heritage of the Igbo people (who are the host community of the institution) decided to establish a cultural centre for the preservation, documentation and promotion of Igbo cultural heritage.

Human Eye Level 3 dimentional perspective of the Cultural Centre CADD Il ustration

This is the design proposal for a centre for Igbo Arts and culture, is to be located at the Awka main campus of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The centre is to have the following space provisions; An Auditorium, Exhibition Spaces, Restaurant, Lodging rooms, bar, Gift shops, parking spaces and management offices.

Igbo Art and Architecture The design concept was greatly influenced by elements and traditional components adopted from the artistic and cultural features of Igbo art and Architecture. The massing and layout of the buildings comprising the cultural centre were rooted in the Igbo Idealogy of the “village square�, where buildings (huts in this case) are laid out in such a way as to create an enclosed space for socialization and communal gathering. Thus this spatial arrangement of the building layout helps form an intimate micro climatic courtyard space with the exhibition spaces acting as the central core of the scheme.

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FOR ART S AN D C U LT UR E Project Type Project Location Course Title Designer-Roles

Education+Culture Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State , Nigeria Architectural Design IV (Arc 411) Orji Nnamdi-Design conceptualization + Sketches, Physical Scale model

Manual Drafting+Tracing, Detail drawings, CADD modelling and Digital renderings, Design Illustrations, Presentation.

Design Mentor(s) Prof. Amaechi J. N. Dr. Agbonome P. C. Ezezue M. Problem Statement Date Winter 2012 The university management expressed worry that most Igbo people as a result of overseas residency and travels are losing interest in Igbo culture as most of them now imitate foreign cultures. This trend can easily be attributed to colonisation, Westernisation and globalisation has resulted in young people of Igbo extraction jettisoning the intergenerational transmission of the Igbo culture is exchange for western trends.

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The buildings presents an engaging presence which allows for functional and visual interactions between the cultural imressions of the surrounding igbo community and the architectural character of its facade. Thus creating a link between the cultural centre and the Igbo people with the incorporation of elements of Igbo Arts and culture in its Architecture. The concept generates a native-urban interaction between traditional African idealogies and modern Western design principles and construction technologies. This Interaction results in a strong link to the cultural symbolisms of the Igbo people. The cultural centre also acts as a culturally themed socio political meeting point for the local natives, students and the visiting tourists.

Fig 6.4 : Igbo village huts with Uli wall decorations

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Fig 6.5 : An Igbo cultural mask

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Fig 6.8 : Floor Plans of the Cultural Centre

Architecture Character and Design Theory The proposed design in its elements responds to the varying conditions of the contextual location and the demands of climate, culture and economics. The building design was centred around individual spatial volumes with each housing separate programmatic functions. The individual building massing were then laid out along a revolvng path, which is then enveloped and fused into a unified culturally themed Architectural composition.

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Conceptual Analogies The design employs a combined visually symbolic and idealogical analogies with its depiction of forms that are culturally symbolic and synonymous with the Igbo People. The visual analogy is captured with incorporation of the local highly symbolic “Ikoro” into the building fabric. An “Ikoro” is a musical instrument created and used by the Igbo of Nigeria. It is a slit drum that is beaten with a stick or sticks and can be used to communicate important messages from one village to another. Fig 6.7 : Conceptual Transformation of the Ikoro First Floor plan

The decision to integrate the “Ikoro” as a spiral staircase leading to the main exhibition gallery was in recognition of the highly significant and symbolic stead it occupies in ancient Igbo mythology. The Ikoro is not beaten by everybody, It is so special that any time its sounds, people will gather at the village square. So, the inevitable thing that happens any time the Ikoro sound is heard is that people must gather at the village square to hear the latest development in the community. The idealogical analogy is captured in the circular form adopted for the building with the cultural centre constituents buildings compositional form obtained from the circular form of the local huts of the natives. Also central to the concept of the centre was the need to preserve ancient encodings of the daily life, actions and thoughts of the Igbo, all of which provide glimpses of the social, political and cultural history of the ethnic group.

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The cultural centre space programming was generated with spaces zoned according to the functional relationships of the spaces with considerations for space utilisation, degree of privacy desired, use of the space and occupants comfortability. This informed the decision to locate all public and anticipated frequently utilised spaces on the ground floor.

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Top : Bayelsa International Airport Terminal Building

Medium : CADD Info : This sketch was created with the objective of analysing the soft and hard line strokes that defines the structure and its relationship with its surrounding organic forms.

Right : Womanhood

Left : Pavilion

Medium : Sketch + Pen Info : This sketch is the developmental sketch of a pavilion with the vernacular Architectural techniques employed in the design highlighted with the use if hatching.

Medium : Sketch + Pen Info : This quick composition was a personal exploratory process, which attempts to liken the elegant beauty, fragility and delicate nature of a flower and the feminine gender with its free flowing lines and curvaceous strokes.

Right : Barrel Tower

Medium : Sketch + Pen Info : This sketch is the developmental depiction of a mega sized “verital city” mixed use development, It was made with the idea of condensing human population on the least square area of land.

Top : Anonymous

Medium : Sketch + Pencil Info : This composition consists varied sketches and conceptual drawings that was made to illustatrate the conceptual ideas and the developmental process work of various projects.

Left : Food-is-Ready

Top : Skycity

Medium : Sketch + Pen Info : This composition was made in a very short duration, but it captures the craze the world today has redeveloped for mega “industrial age” skyscrapers.

Left : Mazer

Medium : Sketch + Charcoal Info : This Illustation of a hardwood drinking bowl was made using loose strokes with both additive and reductive appoaches in adjusting tonal variations to help analyse the phenomenon of light, shade and shadow.

Medium : Sketch + Pencil Info : This sketch examines the savage nature of man, which is explored in this hunger induced sketch of a goat head on a plate. The sketch also attempts to highlight the unrefined qualities of mankind in its quest for planetery domination.

Right : Femine

Medium : Sketch + Pen Info : My zeal to sketch with a pen as a result of its error-prone and conscious approach was truly expressed in this iterative illustration of the rear of a young woman sitting on a plastic chair.

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