Architecture being one of the primary focuses of Bengal Institute, this tag compiles everything related to this subject.
This session explored the fundamentals of human settlements, large scale designs and cities. The discussion also brought in topics of how funding organizations and local community get involved in a project like designing new villages from scratch.
Michael Manfredi, Marion Weiss and Kazi Ashraf discuss the urban and landscape considerations to be made for any architecture project, their design philosophies and works in the riveting fourth episode of BI Between.
The scope of architecture now encompasses more than just creating buildings. In its extended sense, architecture now involves the design of towns and cities, the rearrangement of landscapes, and the provision of well-being of communities.
The Second Bengal Architecture Symposium was organised by Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements and Bengal Foundation to honour the works and philosophy of two renowned architects, Balkrishna Doshi and Juhani Pallasmaa.
It is a tribute to the Australian master architect Glenn Murcutt by Professor Philip Goad; with several beautiful examples, references, analogy and insights, leading to the fact that Murcutt is the poet of 'sections.'
Participants were assigned to design a residence for someone who came to Dhaka for work, (perhaps a garment worker, security guard or a shopkeeper). They got around 3-4 days to work on it and everyone presented their design ideas in hand-drawn sketches.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has mounted a major exhibition on architecture in South Asia called "The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947-85." The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title, edited by Martino Stierli, Anoma Pieris and Sean Anderson. Kazi Khaleed Ashraf was invited to write an essay on the modern house in South Asia. We publish an excerpt from that essay.
A compilation of excerpts from talks by Hasan-Uddin Khan, Howayda Al-Harithy and Adnan Morshed on the broad theme of reviewing the city, for Bengal Institute's special course on 'Learning from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture'.
A compilation of excerpts of talks by Suha Ozkan, Perween Hasan and Katharine Bartsch on the broad theme of validation of architecture, for Bengal Institute's special course on 'Learning from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture'.
Muzharul Islam, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Saif Ul Haque presented a second paper at the 1985 Aga Khan Seminar in Dhaka "Regionalism in Architecture." This text is another example of Muzharul Islam's clear thinking and writing on the role of the government, educational institutions and the professional body in the production of better architecture. Taken from the Proceedings of 1985 seminar.
Farhan Karim uses Constantinos Doxiadis’s work as examples to show how the birth of nationalism is connected to other parameters. He provides historical background to the architect's work, details his works, and its influence during and after he was working in the subcontinent. He also provided context to the scene in which Doxiadis was working, his companions and intentions of the controversial architect.
The exhibition titled 'Is This Tomorrow?', running from 14 February to 12 May 2019, will feature experimental propositions from some of today’s leading architects and artists responding to issues we face in the 21st century from natural resources and migration to technology and spirituality.