How can hydro-geographic concepts such as basin, watershed and fluvio-geomorphic region be the basis for the design, planning and management of megacities in monsoonal climates?
The team of researchers at the Institute took up the task to work on various projects that would address the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. An article on these projects has been published in the online version of Architecture Asia, the official journal of the Architects Regional Council Asia.
The former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh in Geneva—Shameem Ahsan, writes on his experience and thoughts on "Bengal Stream—the Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh"—the exhibition.
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.
On the occasion of the 97th birth anniversary of Muzharul Islam, we republish here a text of a lecture presented by Muzharul Islam, along with Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Saif Ul Haque, in 1985.
Technical University of Munich's Department of Architecture conferred Marina Tabassum with an honorary doctorate.
This article is part of a collection of articles from 'The Ashraf Archives' and was originally published in The Daily Star in 2005.
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf looks at how a historic riverbank can be given a much-needed face-lift
Kazi Ashraf wrote about the key criteria for a livable Dhaka that can be implemented without ecological damage.
If we were concerned about the common good, about the greatest benefit for the most, and if we accept architecture as a collective art whose value is shared and benefitted by many, then it will be really futile to look for such things in Dhaka.
From the Ashraf Archives: In March 1999, The Daily Star published a writeup on housing challenges in Dhaka and the strategies behind successful housing complexes, written by Kazi Ashraf.
Balkrishna Doshi and Kazi Khaleed Ashraf partake in a converstation organised by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
The Architectural Review asked Marina Tabassum to write an open letter to a young architect, it is originally published in their September 2020 issue.