INFUSION OF GUSII CULTURE AND MATERIALS FOR A DURABLE LOUNGE AT WEAVER BIRD RESORT, NAIROBI.

ABSTRACT
This research is aimed at studying how the application of Gusii aspects of culture in design can be adopted effectively and efficiently into the design of a contemporary resort spaces in: Interior Architecture, Furniture Design, Landscape Design and Exhibition and Display. The researcher will look into different ways on how incorporate durable material in design of a lounge to achieve modernity while on the other hand promoting our culture as Kenyans and Africans in general, whilst taking into account on functional products in resort spaces resulting into a user-centred environment.
The researcher will appreciate different designers who have ventured into modernity through different themes with major emphasis being on aspects of culture to develop products that safeguard the environment and at the same time meet functionality. The researcher will therefore review literal publication and productions from renowned designers and authors to develop a scope on what has already been done and what has not. A field study will be conducted by the researcher to determine materials currently preferred in designing such space, reasons to these preferences and determine which materials can be used to bring out a modern look, this will be aimed at establishing the need. Based on the facts obtained from the field, the researcher will then analysis the data draw conclusions and finally draft recommendations towards developing a modern bar and restaurant spaces through aspects of culture.

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