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Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by faorex(m): 8:14am On Aug 18, 2017
univasal:
It depends on design bro. Besides,you can use same materials
Do you think we can use block to achieve cycloid type of shape
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by univasal: 8:19am On Aug 18, 2017
don4real18:
It has various disadvantages
They can all be handled sir
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by faorex(m): 8:44am On Aug 18, 2017
SeniorArchitect:
We have no problem achieving Organic. We actually love the feel and thrills.

Client demand on the other hand is an issue. Personally I've become tired of clients who invite you down the street and insist that you give them exactly what a friend down there'd built. They are so many.

Architects are supposed to interprete your brief the best they can and as it suits your purpose. They are properly trained for that.

Why will you give a brief then dictate to the architect what to do in almost everything? Why limit his freewill?

By the way, organic architecture is not architecture that has the features you mentioned. Organic architecture is one that practically 'grows from the environment', retains topography and vegetation and all. Example is Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling waters.

Of all the images you posted, only the first one, and maybe the second are organic. The one you said you designed, I don't understand. I also think you should research more on the meaning of organic architecture.

Glass panels, flat roofs, landscaping (introduced), shed (lean-to) roofs are not what make buildings organic.
When you put this up as the definition and characteristics of organic architecture, you appear as someone who's not travelled within Nigeria. There are so many buildings that meet this your specification in Nigeria. See below link also.

What you have in mind sha, OP, is Green architecture.

See www.archfiler.com for really great works by Nigerian architects.

By the way, you need to work on your Revit skills.
I agree 100%...Archfiler...you've said it all.
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by univasal: 8:57am On Aug 18, 2017
SeniorArchitect:
We have no problem achieving Organic. We actually love the feel and thrills.

Client demand on the other hand is an issue. Personally I've become tired of clients who either invite you down the street or send you a picture and insist that you give them exactly what a friend down there'd built. They are so many.

The issue is that many Nigerians are not exposed to these things. I doubt if there is any architect who does not desire the freewill to showcase his training, skill set, level of exposure and imagination.

Architects are supposed to interprete your brief the best they can and as it suits your purpose. They are properly trained for that.

Why will you give a brief then dictate to the architect what to do in almost everything? Why limit his freewill?

By the way, organic architecture is not architecture that has the features you mentioned. Organic architecture is one that practically 'grows from the environment', retains topography and vegetation and all. Example is Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling waters.

Of all the images you posted, only the first one, and maybe the second are organic. The one you said you designed, I don't understand. I also think you should research more on the meaning of organic architecture.

Glass panels, flat roofs, landscaping (introduced), shed (lean-to) roofs are not what make buildings organic.
When you put this up as the definition and characteristics of organic architecture, you appear as someone who's not travelled within Nigeria. There are so many buildings that meet this your specification in Nigeria. See below link also.

What you have in mind sha, OP, is Green architecture.

See www.archfiler.com for really great works by Nigerian architects.

By the way, you need to work on your Revit skills.
I respect your opinion sir but I think you didn't get the point. Green is simply the use of unconventional materials that are not harmful to the environment. That almost makes it the same with organic but remember what I said,I introduced the lean to roof to solve a problem,so that we can also design organic in Nigeria. Also sir,achieving organic building based on growing from the ground is determined by topography,but with those materials,I still insist that organic buildings have the features I listed like expansive glasses but it doesn't mean that green houses can't have. Sir,we are the architects of today so we make our Architecture with references to ancient Architecture. That's how great names come up. Let's not limit ourselves but rather rebel and challenge ourselves with what we have in our today
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by Emmanuel2806: 8:57am On Aug 18, 2017
organic buildings make the environment look neat and more beautiful to behold and stay.. wish Nigerians can start building stuffs like this

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Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by wiseguy(m): 9:03am On Aug 18, 2017
I am currently building something like this which will have a slab roof. My aim is to slant the slab a little that it won't be noticeable at all. I will also cover the slab with tiles. My architect and Engineer insists it won't work but I am challenging them to do it. I need the roof as a sit out and a mini garden.
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by univasal: 9:13am On Aug 18, 2017
wiseguy:
I am currently building something like this which will have a slab roof. My aim is to slant the slab a little that it won't be noticeable at all. I will also cover the slab with tiles. My architect and Engineer insists it won't work but I am challenging them to do it. I need the roof as a sit out and a mini garden.
Do your thing sir but pay much attention to the structural work
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by univasal: 9:55am On Aug 18, 2017
faorex:
Do you think we can use block to achieve cycloid type of shape
is it to form it on the headroom? If it is on the headroom then it is everywhere sir. Let me give you a location Okigwe in the east,when I was there
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by wiseguy(m): 10:06am On Aug 18, 2017
univasal:
Do your thing sir but pay much attention to the structural work
The structural design and building so far is okay. My architect and Engineer are both qualified and registered professionals. We only disagree on the roof design. They did their best to discourage me but I insisted I wanted the slab roof. Their argument is that it's not in vogue in Nigeria and the issue of water seapage through the slab and walls. For me I don't care about what's in vogue and for water seapage, I believe having the slab slanted a bit and also tiling it will take care of that.
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by christm386: 10:16am On Aug 18, 2017
univasal:
which one of them is your's sir?
the third one off course grin
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by univasal: 10:54am On Aug 18, 2017
christm386:
the third one off course grin
haha!that's not true sir
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by jojothaiv(m): 11:00am On Aug 18, 2017
Organic Architecture is really an interesting concept, i once integrate it in the design of an Amusement Park for Birnin Kebbi, school project though..


It will be a welcome development if we can all embrace it but here in the Nigeria clime, most of the client dictate to the architect, hopefully as time goes by the public will be enlighten on it.


For now, i'm back to my drawing table!

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Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by LeonMacJames(m): 12:46pm On Aug 18, 2017
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Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by don4real18(m): 1:09pm On Aug 18, 2017
univasal:
They can all be handled sir
Surely, there's no challenge that can't be managed... I'm a Builder and would love to be part of such a project if it comes your way

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Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by Sarah20A(f): 1:59pm On Aug 18, 2017
It will be very expensive
Re: Why Nigerian Architects Should Start Appreciating Organic Houses by univasal: 2:12pm On Aug 18, 2017
Sarah20A:
It will be very expensive
To be honest,it won't. I know about this

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