We could say that the vernacular architecture is linked to the notion of "identity" that we seek, that is, architecture must be a result of the place, the people, and the history.
“Buildings for me represent opportunities of agency, transformation, and storytelling. They are not just artifacts. There is this big tradition of buildings-as-artifacts - constructed artifacts - but for me, they are these incredible sites of negotiation.”
- Sir David Adjaye
The distribution of cultural groups and political experiences across different parts of the continent from ancient times through the present also underscores the importance of understanding the geography of the continent when studying its architectural heritage.
The "triple Heritage" Architectural Concept - African, Continent, Christian, and Indigenous -