NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Katampe Extension, Abuja
Space adaptability and flexibility as they say, is one of the most important principles of sustainable architecture. The importance of this notion cannot be overemphasized because of the present need for sustainability in our time. It is for this reason that this design proposal was initiated. The relevance of adaptable space is that it not only allows us to fit our different activities in one space but also to save a lot of resources. The conventional method of spatial design is to develop a space for its effective utilization for the primary purpose. Sometimes, a simple adjustment of spatial configuration allows for a change in use for the same space. These adjustments define the adaptability of such space. This proposal is aimed at adopting this adaptable space idea into NYSC Orientation Camp design. It will also help in the study and understanding of the primary mechanisms which guide the design of this particular project. Chapter one of this thesis report presents an introduction into the subject, stating the motivation and purpose, statement of architectural problems, defining scope etc. Chapter two presents the theoretical framework backing up adaptable spaces, historical background of both the study and the design structure. Relevant cases were also evaluated for study. The third chapter throws more light on the principles for the design of both adaptable spaces and NYSC orientation camps. Chapter four talks about analyses of required spaces, the chosen site and its implications on the design. It also presents derived data from the research methodology. The final chapter rounds up this project as a design, the philosophy behind it discussed and recommendations made.
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