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Strategies for Cultural Adaptation towards Solutions in Childhood Care Facility Design

BN Ifeanyi

Abstract


Cultural Inheritance is an indispensable enduring facet of self- identity for
both children and adults alike. It is the tradition, custom and way of life that
guides and limits life practices. It is a common saying by cultural researchers
that cultural understanding is normally established between ages five
through to nine. Accommodation of cultural heritage in childhood care
facility requires sensitive spatial organization and engagement of the
physical environment to support culturally based activities and rituals. This
paper outlined the importance of creating cultural reflective childhood care
environments. It described the experiences of a design firm in creating
schematic design for the model employer supported child care facility
including cultural research process needed to create such and the
application of cultural principles in a bid to finding solution against
challenges encountered in childhood care facility design.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v3i2.43603
AJOL African Journals Online