Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritages exhibit and encapsulate popular memories of the city through a complex interplay of production, consumption, re-construction, interpretation and diverse tactics of remembrance - a comprehensive observation by sociologist Anouk Bélanger. Every time the wrecking ball unceremoniously razes off an old building, chunk of our history and identity is forever wiped off from the earth's surface. Do our past not deserve a future? More importantly, can our past ensembles coexist with the rendition of our future development? Unsettled agitations as such led
Public spaces at present are facing an existential threat with safety concerns, restrictions, and social distancing. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes and/or a halt in public events. Restrictions have been put in place to reduce transmission risks for those who work, volunteer in this physical space, and for public space users attending performances. Experts warn that social distancing will continue to be needed even after vaccination starts. Therefore, understanding that the public gathering may take a while to return to their original form, this research synthesizes
Coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted our daily activities. It has heightened uncertainty over employment, economy, relationship, and of course physical and mental health. Even if we get over it through time, its effect will last longer. Mainly, this virus spreads through human contacts. So, until a full proof vaccine arrives, social distancing is the key to fight against this pandemic. The ongoing health measure of living apart means public spaces such as parks, plazas, and markets are all experimenting with ideas that keep the community safe - a new approach to rethink and
It is impossible to miss the curving and sinuous structure located in Paris's 16th arrondissement, which has the bearing of a ship built of glass, a building in motion, continually slipping and flowing. This iconic building is the Fondation Louis Vuitton; the museum and cultural centre designed by modern architecture's greatest transformer of shapes, Frank Gehry—the Pritzker prize-winning designer whose iconic buildings such as the Bilbao Museum, the Guggenheim, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall have earned him the status of a household name. In this interview (hosted by filmmaker Emile
This animation is a digital documentation of one of the finest assets of Bengali Architecture. This is also a tribute to one of the crown jewels of regional modernism that architect Mazharul Islam left behind for the generations beyond borders, to come and admire. It is a thank you note to the maestro for showing us how architecture can transcend all the limits of time and space.
‘Green Industry’ is a globally emerging industrial development practice where symbiotic connections among materials, energy, natural systems and local communities become the central factors in the production process. The factory building for Karupannya Rangpur Ltd., designed by Architect Bayejid Mahbub Khondker and his team, is a pioneering example of such ‘green industry’ initiatives in Bangladesh. The industry celebrates its success in managing energy and waste in sustainable ways while empowering local women who make up the whole workforce of its manual production line. The factory
Often considered as a discipline of ‘the society of spectacle’, Architecture ‘education and practice’ have been encountering massive disruption by the ongoing pandemic. Some argue that the crisis has paved the way to revisit the proprieties of the ‘previous normal’ and determines how ready we are to respond, recover and work towards ‘a new normal’ which will let the architect community sustain and thrive during this critical situation.
There are two holy and joyous days for Muslims every year. One of them is Eid-ul-Adha. Numerous cattle are sacrificed every year on Eid-ul-Adha in Bangladesh. How can the cattle market be in this pandemic situation? Architecture students Iftekhar Rashid Rafat and Sakib Abdullah Khan have shared some of their ideas on that.