Sat 3 Oct - Wed 28 Oct' 15
Some prominent architects, from both home and abroad, came to join us in forums to share their works and ideas about Home and Dwelling.
Home is at the foundation of all environmental acts; it is the beginning of all built forms by humans. Bashirul Haq ran a month long session of design studio and lectures; as one of the most important architects of the country, he is well known for designing residential projects. Arindam Chakrabarti came to question the core of dwelling. He helped with planting new seeds of thoughts on being, living, home and dwelling. Channa Daswatte worked with Geoffrey Bawa and C. Anjalendran and showed the participants examples of tropical design, from the Sri Lankan masters and of his own practice. Kazi Khaleed Ashraf connected all the dots through history, philosophy and theory of dwelling. Local architects including Marina Tabassum, Nahas Ahmed Khalil, Saif Ul Haque, Ehsan Khan, Jalal Ahmad, Salauddin Ahmed, Enamul Karim Nirjhar, and Kashef Chowdhury, were also present to share their works and ideas about Home and Dwelling.
Professor, Philosopher, Writer
Prolific in writing, Arindam Chakrabarti's work covers Western, Indian and Bengali philosophy, knowledge-base and aesthetics.
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Director General, Bengal Institute
Architect, Professor, Urbanist, Writer, Director-General, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements
Principal Architect, JA Architects Ltd
Jalal Ahmad is among the eminent practicing architect in Bangladesh.
Principal Architect, Bashirul Haq & Associates
Bashirul Haq is one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary architects of South Asia
Principal Architect, URBANA
Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury is Principal Architect of URBANA and winner of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016
Saif Ul Haque
Director, Research and Design Program, Bengal Institute
Director, Research and Design Program, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements; Architect, Saif Ul Haque Sthapati
Nahas Ahmed Khalil
Principal Architect, ARC Architectural Consultants
Nahas Khalil is one of the most prominent architects of Bangladesh.
Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh
Published by Christoph Merian Verlag with the Swiss Architecture Museum, featuring the comprehensive picture of contemporary Bangladeshi architecture.