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Title: An ecolodge at Kakum National Park.
Authors: Dziedzoave, Delali Abla
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2010
Abstract: This report is a detailed description of the design process of a proposed ecolodge at the Kakum National Park (KNP). The purpose of the study is to design an environmentally friendly ecolodge with a unique vernacular architecture to meet international standards. It is to serve as the link between the natural and cultural environment of KNP and its surroundings. Preliminary studies through literature study and literature review, case studies and technical studies revealed that: ecolodges should pay attention to the natural setting and respect vernacular architecture during the site planning and design; use environmentally sensitive materials especially local materials during development and maintenance; incorporate green technologies in the design. The proposed design adopts vernacular architecture from surrounding villages of the Kakum National Park. Materials for the proposed design are mainly adobe, timber and thatch. Green technologies like the use of solar energy, greywater treatment systems and composting toilets were considered at the planning stage of the design. The layout of the proposed design is based on the traditional courtyard concept with a system of interpreted trails to link them.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Architecture Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture on November, 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/376
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