community, regionalism, Africa, Nigeria, identity
"Striving for global equality, uniformity and at times, excessive luxury has led to ignorance and neglect of regional character and authenticity.
"Understanding this, I found the need to create an architecture that embraces local heritage as well as global progress. This duality will be expressed through the language of the architecture by studying both equatorial African building techniques and contemporary building technologies of the West.... By maintaining a focus on both local and global constituents, a world awareness can be fostered without losing sight of the sense of community."
Scheuer, Ella, "The Interface of Two Extremes: Preserving the Local, Connecting to Global - The Question of Architecture in a Third World Environment" (2006). Thesis Prep. Paper 14.