Sun 3 Apr - Thu 28 Apr' 16
The theme of “House, Cluster, Matrix” addressed the range of rural and urban housing forms
Public housing is among the most pressing matters of our time. The design and the necessity of housing are rapidly changing as our working habits, transportation modes, industries, and social and family values are changing. It is time to rethink the core functions of living and its diversity and differences across communities and regions. The movement from house to housing raises increasingly complex questions about the morphology and arrangement of social and spatial organization. In thinking about settlement patterns, the process also indicates shifting scales, typological complexity, and network systems. The theme of “House, Cluster, Matrix” addressed the range of rural and urban housing forms through the dynamic practices of Steiger and Graber from Luzern (Switzerland) with Saif Ul Haque, WOHA Architects from Singapore, and special engagements with Nahas Khalil and Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Dhaka, along with lectures by Jalal Ahmad and Marina Tabassum.
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.
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.