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A blend of Traditional Visual Symbols in BIPV application; any Prospects?
  Traditional Visual symbols are of great relevance, especially within the architectural space. Buildings may adopt symbols to depict culture, iconicity or identity. The quest to meet sustainable building targets and avert the looming effects of climate change has brought about renewable options such as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), which is the use of solar PVs to replace conventional building materials such that they form part of the building envelope. This paper discusses the nexus between traditional visual symbols and BIPV application. A hypothetical question is posed; will incorporating visual symbols in BIPV design influence its adoption? Although a detailed evidence-based result is not produced in this paper , architectural visualisation is used to depict the outlook of traditional Ghanaian symbols in BIPV application, while further studies is being conducted into the prospects of these symbols in BIPVs design using Traditional Ghanaian "Adinkra" symbols as case study.

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    30 November 2021

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    Robert Gordon University


Awuku, S. A., Bennadji, A., Muhammad-Sukki, F., & Sellami, N. (2021). A blend of Traditional Visual Symbols in BIPV application; any Prospects?. Academia Letters,


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