What Is Good Architecture?

Thu 21 Mar - Thu 21 Mar' 19

A public presentation and discussion with Professors Timmy Aziz and Holger Kleine and the participants of their academic program at the Bengal Institute.

The architecture of good intentions is not necessarily good architecture – and an architecture of bad intentions can look pretty good. But looking good is never enough. Paradoxically, the worldwide process of urbanisation goes along with a disastrous shrinking of resilience in the cities and a rapid disappearance of interior and exterior public space. How can this process be inverted? How can we create spaces which are to the benefit of all? What can architects contribute to this process? What is the role of aesthetics under ethical pressure? Is aesthetics an add-on luxury commodity, or is it an indispensable source of quality and joy?

Lessons from Dhaka, Berlin, Venice, Ravenna and from Music are incorporated in a theoretical framework of the ‘Drama of Space’, based on Professor Kleine’s book of the same name. Participants of the academic program ‘Architecture as Drama‘ are guided through a design methodology of applying this framework in order to find ways of doing good architecture on a site in Hatirjheel, Dhaka.

Read a review of the book ‘Drama of Space‘ by Holger Kleine: Book Review Drama of Space.

Date and Time: Thursday, 21st March, 2019 | 18:30 – 20:30.
Place: Goethe Institute, House No 10, Road no 9 (New), Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209. [Map]

A Report on the Event on The Daily Star: “Dhaka could benefit from more public spaces“.


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