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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 3, March 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Shapes And Aesthetic Perception: A Case Study Of University Of Lagos Senate Building Façade

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Obaleye Oludare Joseph, Albert B Adeboye, Isidore C Ezema, Ejiga Opaluwa



Aesthetics, Façade, Perception, Shapes.



Basic shapes have been known to convey different meanings in art and architecture. Diverse studies on building shapes include its influence on energy efficiency, construction cost and life cycle cost among others. However, shape as an aesthetic element has little empirical study on record in relation to its acceptability for aesthetic appreciation. In testing the influence of shapes on aesthetic perception, university of Lagos senate building façade was considered. The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of shape in relation to other aesthetic elements on aesthetic perception by users for future application in architectural education and practice. A combination of the survey and case study research designs was adopted with the stratified random sampling technique used in selecting respondents. Primary data were obtained through the administration of questionnaire to 577 users from ten selected universities. Picture of university of Lagos senate building façade was attached to the questionnaire to serve as basis for assessing the facade. The quantitative data were analysed using frequencies, percentages and mean ranking. Facade shape was considered very important in the aesthetic perception of an administrative building. The study implies the need for training and re-training of architects on the psychology of shapes on a building façade conceptualization. This in essence will enhance the visual quality of the administrative building and ultimately a tool for nation building



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