The Nigerian architecture: The trend in housing development

This paper deals with the dynamics and challenges of Nigerian architecture in practice. The focus was on the trend and development of housing forms in Nigerian cities, the forces that have shaped and patterned their evolution overtime. Drawing on the divergent example of the transition from traditional to modern urban housing forms in post colonial Nigeria, the paper reveals that social changes, particularly the shift from traditional community, family values to more western ways of life, have had variegated impact on buildings and residential layouts.