The Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Engineering (KNUST) has introduced Ghana’s first glossary on Architecture.
The e book, Aalii to Zygomorphic – A handbook on Architectural Glossary describes what architects make and the relation to the modern day-working day sample.
The author, Prof. Rexford Assasie Oppong painstakingly collected terminologies in the designed natural environment.
The says the reserve is intended to aid architectural learners and pros get a primary handbook for their area of review producing clarification of indigenous architectural is effective doable in the nation.
Prof. Assasie Oppong shared his motive for this worthy study course:
“Becoming an architectural educator, I understood there was a lacuna of words when it will come to architectural vocabulary.
“So, I made a decision to put together the architectural terminologies into a glossary which is like a dictionary but devoted to architecture to enable pupils and professionals in conveying their techniques and make it easy to understand to the normal general public,” he stated.
Prof. Assasie Oppong claims the impression for the title “Aalii to Zygomorphic” was derived from the alphabetical purchase “A to Z”.
Nearby text these types of as “Adinkra” and “Ntronom” are extensively spelled out in the handbook, as very well as other simple architectural terms.
He described, “The book is introducing new words and phrases from our cultural conditions which have much importance in architecture.
“Ntronom which is a lobby of a dwelling and as thought is a position where by site visitors who could carry lousy spirit would live it in there ahead of moving into the house. Scientifically, it can be considerable to good hygiene even for site visitors.”
Professional-Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo was entire of praise for the writer.
“Indeed, this is a mark of excellence. My colleague and pal, effectively finished! This is excellent and I can testify that a good deal of work has been place into this and I admonish all people to patronize it,” he extoled.
A number of donors and companions took copies of Aalii to Zygomorphic and donated to their University libraries.
No cost copies were being presented to people who could response some thoughts on architecture.
Prof. Assasie Oppong says he intends crafting a sequel which will contact on “Adinkra” as he terms it as powerful supply architectural phenomena.