Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology Landmarks Made In Asante Casting

Charles Adu-Boachie, Mawuli Kwasi Agbodza, Samuel Baah Kissi, Ann Abbam Adjaye

Abstract


Landmarks are essential geographical features that give easy identification to a specific location. Although landmarks serve very important purpose, most of these landmarks could only been seen at the site they are found. These landmarks can be made handy as souvenir items which will intend advertise and showcase the beauty of these landmarks. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has a wide array of souvenirs already available for purchase and distribution. However most of them lack originality and a deeper sense of connection to the prestigious university.  These souvenir items can be produced using the Asante casting technique depicting the various landmarks in KNUST. This research is qualitative and employs studio base research design for the execution of the project. It was found that during periods of increase in rainfall, P.O.P. moulds serve as the best investment material because it dries and hardens quickly. Also, the addition of sand to the mould material (P.O.P.) cost efficient and durable. It is recommended that, technology such drones can be used to capture bird’s view of very large landmarks to improve designs and also to come up with detailed designs within a short period of time, three dimensional computer aided software can be used.


Keywords


Asante casting; Landmarks; Souvenir item; KNUST; Three dimension

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v9i7.1784

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