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Exhibition: Understanding Place: Seven Years Researching Dhaka, Bangladesh

16:00 - 15 March, 2016
Exhibition: Understanding Place: Seven Years Researching Dhaka, Bangladesh, Photo credit: AdamElsteinPhotography
Photo credit: AdamElsteinPhotography

UNDERSTANDING PLACE showcases selections from a seven-year long rich investigation that capture the essence of Dhaka’s extreme wet-dry climate flux in a totally immersive atmospheric experience. Lit by an 8’ tall rear projection screen of audio-video captured footage, a narrated mind-map floor animation, an illuminated wall of colorful photographs, and LED monitor slide-shows of student projects, the visitor is invited to meander through four zones identifying the architectural design process: observation, data collection, analysis, and proposals.

Dhaka Art Summit / Architecture in Bangladesh curated by Aurelién Lemonier

14:11 - 29 January, 2016
Dhaka Art Summit / Architecture in Bangladesh curated by Aurelién Lemonier

The 2016 edition of DAS takes place from 5–8 February at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, showcasing some of the most extraordinary art from South Asia. Led by Samdani Art Foundation Artistic Director and DAS Chief Curator, Diana Campbell Betancourt, the Summit brings together artists, curators and thinkers to explore and share artistic work and practices from the region, provoking reflections on transnationalism, identity and time.

Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes, and Settlements Launches in Bangladesh

06:00 - 25 March, 2015
Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes, and Settlements Launches in Bangladesh , Courtesy of Bengal Foundation
Courtesy of Bengal Foundation

At the Bengal Foundation's conference, EngageDhaka 2015, ArchDaily learned of the newly launched Bengal Architecture and Design Institute.  With a focus on the pursuit of innovation in the lived environment with a focus on human interactions, the forum will enable open dialogue on improving our environments through the lens of architecture, landscape, and settlement for better livability. Bringing together local and international professionals and educators, the Institute will provide a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, and exhibitions to better understand the possibilities within these areas, especially when unified.

Karim Residence / ARCHFIELD

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
Karim Residence / ARCHFIELD, © Mahfuzul Hasan Rana
© Mahfuzul Hasan Rana
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Structural Engineer

    Md. Shamsul Alam
  • Area

    1834.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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DO NOT PUBLISH: John McAslan Selected to Design New Infrastructure System for Dhaka

00:00 - 29 October, 2014
DO NOT PUBLISH: John McAslan Selected to Design New Infrastructure System for Dhaka, Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners
Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners

John McAslan + Partners (JMP) has won an international competition to design 16 elevated stations and a depot for Dhaka’s 20 kilometer metro line. The $3 billion, three-phased project will connect Dhaka’s residential district in the north to the business center in the south. It is part of a wider urban plan to decentralize urban growth from the center to satellite communities.

All stations are planned to open by 2022 and will serve an anticipated 505,000 passengers per day by 2025. 

Another image of a proposed JMP-designed Dhaka metro station, after the break. 

South 5053 Apartments / Shatotto

01:00 - 9 August, 2014
South 5053 Apartments / Shatotto, Courtesy of Shatotto
Courtesy of Shatotto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shatotto

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EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

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South Water Carees / Shatotto

01:00 - 20 August, 2012
South Water Carees / Shatotto, Courtesy of Shatotto
Courtesy of Shatotto
  • Architects

  • Location

    5 UN Road, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Area

    0.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shatotto

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“Shobuj Pata” (Green Leaf) Eco Community Development / JET, JCI, and Terraplan

11:00 - 12 January, 2012
penthouse view
penthouse view

JET Architecture was invited by JCI Architects along with Terraplan Landscape Architects, to joint venture in the design of the Green Leaf project. After winning the commission earlier in 2011, in December, the final negotiations were completed to enable the project to move forward quickly. The team will be working together, helping Bangladesh to design a sustainable community with an innovative green concept. Green Leaf is green landscape architecture and built form which takes full advantages of the local natural resources to create a hybrid habitable space combining architecture and nature. The concept is inspired by adopting current and green innovative technology to make the design construction economic and feasible. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Genesis Technology Group / Project-BD Architects

01:00 - 29 January, 2011
Genesis Technology Group / Project-BD Architects

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AD Classics: National Assembly Building of Bangladesh / Louis Kahn

01:00 - 20 October, 2010
AD Classics: National Assembly Building of Bangladesh / Louis Kahn, © Flickr abrinsky (CC BY-NC-SA)
© Flickr abrinsky (CC BY-NC-SA)

© Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons © Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons AD Classics: National Assembly Building of Bangladesh / Louis Kahn AD Classics: National Assembly Building of Bangladesh / Louis Kahn +11

Modernist architecture is traditionally understood to be utilitarian, sleek, and most of all without context, such that it can be placed in any context and still stay true to aesthetic principles and its functional requirements.  However, Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building of Bangladesh in Dhaka is an extraordinary example of modern architecture being transcribed as a part of Bangali vernacular architecture.  The National Assembly building, completed in 1982, stands as one of Kahn’s most prominent works, but also as a symbolic monument to the government of Bangladesh.