This lifelong interaction between the cognitive and physical realms has existed overtime. During the evolution of design solutions inhabitants adapted form and materials to the conditions of nature; working with natural forms and climatic cycles rather than considering forces as obstacles to overcome has hermeneutic and practical values; used by intentional makers. The cultural identity in the inhabitant made the home, and then the process of home-making ‘made’ the inhabitant; a common reward. This will include their connection to the culture, region and environment while proposing a design solution. The future of African design solutions, need to take lessons from the past into the future through present resolutions.
African Green Design Solutions as Vernacular Bioclimatic Architecture
8th Windsor Conference, 10-13 April, 2014, Windsor UK