Sun 6 Mar - Wed 30 Mar' 16
The month of March was very special to us. Along with our academic programs we organised a three-day long international symposium “Architecture Now/Next,” the first of its kind event in Bangladesh. Renowned local and international speakers and panelists.
The month of March was very special to us. Along with our academic programs, we organized a three-day long international symposium “Architecture Now/Next,” the first of its kind event in Bangladesh. Renowned local and international speakers and panellists talked and discussed the pressing matters of the profession, its related issues and gave direction towards the future. While at the classroom Kazi Khaleed Ashraf did an extensive discussion on the fundamentals of urban design and placemaking. Suha Ozkan showed a wide range of projects from different corners of the world that made it to lists of major award programs, works beyond popular magazine items. Peter Buchanan gave an insightful anecdote on the transition from modernism, its impact on the practice and the education of architecture. Our participants got to work hands-on with Stutchbury in the studio and also outside the Dhaka city, where he took them to explore the river, nature and their intertwining impact on designing in the tropics. Throughout the session, Timmy Aziz had enthusiastically focused on training the participants about some new design methods and techniques, including analytical mapping with GIS.
A wise coexistence of man and nature is visible at the initial days of development of Dhaka. Until 1850, development of the city took place on the higher terrain. The encompassing rivers, networks of canals and the wetlands were harmoniously utilised.
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Director General, Bengal Institute
Architect, Professor, Urbanist, Writer, Director-General, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements
Architect, Founder, World Architecture Community
Suha Ozkan is an architect and architectural theorist, and is the former Secretary-General of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture...
10 Apr - 18 Apr '18
Leplastrier-Stutchbury Master Class 2018 at Panigram, Jessore
18 Sep - 16 Nov '17
Fall 2017: September – November Session: Scale Is Everything: LARGE/MEDIUM/HUMAN
6 Aug - 29 Aug '17
Fall 2017: August Session: Scale is Everything ‘LARGE’
Vas Issue 03
This is the third issue of the newsletter from Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlement. It comes with reviews, op-eds and news primarily around the activities of Fall 2016 and others.