An assessment of Busoga vernacular architecture.
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The definition of architecture as the art and science of building has over the years seen a lot of reforms to include usability, acceptability and comfortability. The fact that African vernacular architecture does not have documented scientific approach to its design and construction does not mean that it fails to satisfy these conditions. For a building system proven to satisfy thermal comfort, aesthetics and sustainability and being a major part of the daily life of its occupants cannot be anything short of architecture. This is exactly what African vernacular architecture does. The focus of this research is not making an argument for African architecture but to examine its nature and features. Seeking to fill the evident gap in knowledge, this study explored the value and identity of the Soga Vernacular Architecture.