The Architecture of Demas Nwoko by John Godwin & Gillian Hopwood
Demas Nwoko is a well respected Nigerian artist, architect and master-builder. His work marries creative experimentation and indigenous building traditions with sensitivity to site, local materials and the natural environment. In their monograph, John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood, also renowned architects in Nigeria, study Nwoko’s work and theories in fascinating detail. The result is a unique, must have book for architectural and design practitioners, students and enthusiasts, introducing the work of a contemporary African designer.
John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood moved to Nigeria from the U.K. in 1954, first working for a London-based architectural firm before starting their own practice in Lagos eighteen months later. Both John and Gillian have written and lectured in Nigeria and overseas. Their first publication was Sailing in Lagos, a history of the Lagos Yacht Club from 1932-1982, which also includes a Nigerian chronology of that period.