Urbanization and Globalization of Gbagyi Housing Transformation

This paper analyzes the changing patterns of Gbagyi housing in three decades, from 1976 to 2006. The traditional spatial order was tied to cosmology psychologically; isolated round huts physically; and tribal cohesion, socially. Focusing on housing characters and motivations of transformation, a case study research design was applied to qualitatively evaluate physical, social and psychological changes of the traditional extended family compounds.