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  • 01:00 - 17 August, 2012
S.A Residence / Shatotto
S.A Residence / Shatotto, © Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali +22

From the architect. The building envelope of this three-storey residence is a pure square, constructed of a single material, cast-concrete. The sphere, the universal celestial form, in this case is transformed to its terrestrial expression in the shape of a square.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

Considering the socio-economic conditions of Dhaka, architectural vocabulary is kept simple, with traditional spaces like the courtyard, pond, ghat (steps to water) and ample Green to merge together urban and rural typologies in this urban context.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

The site is surrounded by multi-storied buildings as on-lookers. An introverted design strategy was hence adopted, placing a water-court as a swimming pond in the middle of the house to ensure privacy.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

It is the inter-relationship between form and void which is at the heart of Lalon’s philosophy, the underlying inspiration for this building. The open quad at the center depicts Nothingness.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

The South and South-East have been designed to bring in cool breeze during the hot, humid summers and the warmth of the sun during the winters. The central water court acts as a natural exhaust system, allowing hot air to escape and making the middle court a cool sanctuary.

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33 Comments

greg · May 31, 2014

Anyone eked notice this house is in Bangladesh? An uber "poor" country.

Real Palm Trees · January 14, 2014

This home is so elegantly done with a contemporary yet modernistic approach. The concrete with the wood paneling...Fantastic! If there was an ward to give out for a home constructed well both visually and harmoniously, this would be the winner in our eyes!

katherine · January 04, 2014

......dated and cheesy.

Shamim Rana · April 19, 2013

Sir(Rafiq Azam) you r really boss.When i saw your design in that time i forgot i saw Bangladeshi architect design........

Tara · September 29, 2012

It seems like a corporate office block. Very cold, institutional and lacking in humanity. Not a good home.

Yousif El Helw · August 25, 2012

without a doubt, one of, if not the best building in the last decade

ulas erayan · August 25, 2012

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Dino from World Of Architectur · August 24, 2012

Amazing. Bare concrete and vegetation are perfect combination!

Marcos · August 23, 2012

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Voilà! stickers · August 23, 2012

Amazing S.A Residence at Shatotto! #dreamhouse http://t.co/WBhfzSlQ via @archdaily

Lynn101 · August 23, 2012

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Nickson Reyes · August 21, 2012

I believe this #highmaintenance house will remain beautiful only for the next 3 years. http://t.co/voBgASiW

imran ali malik · August 21, 2012

props to whoever made this concrete and wood architectural triumph of a house in Dhaka, Bangladesh http://t.co/sDIbKqcg

Arcki Arquitectura · August 20, 2012

Increíble proyecto residencial que incorpora elementos del medio ambiente. Dhaka, Bangladesh. http://t.co/hdrsVng1 http://t.co/6NfRvsmj

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Audhora · August 18, 2012

Outstanding architecture ..soul soothing home.

drejer · August 18, 2012

I don't think ANYONE needs 20,000 sq ft residence - it would make a really beautiful school or kindergarten though.

drejer · August 18, 2012

I don't think ANYONE needs 20,000 sq ft residence in the desert - it would make a really beautiful school or kindergarten though.

drejer · August 18, 2012 08:06 PM

Oops, it's in Bangladesh, never mind about desert.

Mohammed Alduraibi · August 18, 2012

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Jake · August 17, 2012

What a beautiful house, the rain room is Kahn-ish well done, congrats indeed.

AK · August 17, 2012

Very well done.. Congrats..

Patrick H · August 17, 2012

Gorgeous courtyard!

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