The Issue of Charlatan in Architectural Practice of Nigeria


Authors : Popoola, O; Olajide, A.S

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6337822

Architecture arose from man’s need and struggle for shelter, since then, his most formidable and persistent challenge has come from the climate he lives in. As far back as the renaissance epoch, architecture has been recognized as an intellectual disciple rather than merely a craft to be learned in apprenticeship. In Current contemporary Nigerian practice, where architectural craftsmen (draughtsman) and all shades of architecture illiterates become dominant parishioners of the same profession,charlatan has been responsible for many of the substandard buildings and known building failures.Charlatan has posed a severe danger to the building construction sector from the beginning of time. These issues do arise;however, they are not entirely distinct from various types of failures. More importantly, various attempts in the past, and even now, to checkmate or control the threats connected with charlatans in the construction sector have generated little or no results, and have frequently proven futile. However, the purpose of this article is to investigate the issue of charlatan in Nigerian architectural practice and the dangers associated with it, as well as to state the current role of the architect and other related professionals in the construction industry in order to find a long-term solution to the problem plaguing the industry.

Keywords : Apprentice, Architecture, Building Failure,Climate,Draughtsman, Charlatan, Shelter.

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