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.
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Director General, Bengal Institute
Architect, Professor, Urbanist, Architectural Historian, Director-General, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements.
Principal Architect, JA Architects Ltd
Jalal Ahmad is among the most eminent practicing architects in Bangladesh.
Director, Curatorial and Design Program, Bengal Institute | Principal Architect, Atelier Robin Architects
Professor, Philosopher, Writer
Prolific in writing, Arindam Chakrabarti's work covers Western, Indian and Bengali philosophy, knowledge-base and aesthetics.
Principal Architect, URBANA
Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury is Principal Architect of URBANA and winner of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016
Bashirul Haq (1942-2020)
Principal Architect, Bashirul Haq & Associates
Bashirul Haq was one of the few Bangladeshi architects whose works considerably influenced the shaping of contemporary architecture in the country. Suffering from various health issues, he passed away on 4th April, 2020.
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.
Enamul Karim Nirjhar
Architect and filmmaker
Enamul Karim Nirjhar is a Bangladeshi architect, filmmaker and Principal Architect of System Architects.
1 Mar - 8 Mar '20
A Workshop in Nilphamari: Exploring Strategies for Future Physical Development
The 4th issue of Bengal Institute's newsletter-magazine, originally published in Fall 2019