Rafiq Azam is the principal of SHATOTTO architecture for green living, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He will introduce us to his work and city, which is also home to works by Louis Kahn. Azam’s “green” is not about global ratings or the current sustainability trend. It is his response to the sky, water, and vegetation that surround him and his city. There is an apparent simplicity in Azam’s work that disguises and belies a complex fabric revealing the wonders of the cosmos.
“Shatotto” in Bangla means “doing something continuously.” Azam creates spaces and structures for one’s senses and thoughts in the context of South Asia’s past and future. His presentation will coincide with the New York introduction of his monograph by SKIRA, the first ever published about a Bangladeshi architect.
TitleLecture: Architecture as a Way of Life and Placemaking
OrganizersAsia Society New York
FromJuly 28, 2014 05:30 PM
UntilJuly 28, 2014 08:00 PM
VenueCenter For Architecture
Address536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012, USA