Kettuvallams: Kerala Houseboats

Hub of Kerala houseboats| Photo credit: Shaswati Chowdhury
In March 2011, three of Architecture students, BUET – Nandita Barai, Shaswati Chowdhury and Sabrina Afroz Mostofa won the Berger Travel Grant award on the topic of “Introducing the Concept of Eco-tourism and Its Possibilities in Bangladesh”. Their destination was Kerala, India to explore the development of eco-tourism centered around Kerala houseboats operated by the local community there. The following is a narrative essay on their journey and gained experience on house boat architecture of Kerala, South India.

DIA am Bauhaus ‘School of Thoughts’

DIA campus area , Building 8 © Context
Since 2004 Architecture students of Bangladesh are taking part in the International Master program offered by Dessau International Architecture (DIA), Germany. This narration is about author's own experience about DIA's education and campus life.

KU Leuven University at the Heart of Europe

Image courtesy: Tabassum Zarin
In the field of masters in architecture and masters in urban planning those who want to be more knowledgeable about the urban transformation in different issues, Ku-Leuven in Belgium is one of the best places for them which offers such atmosphere in “Master of Human Settlement” the English taught master program covered in full time one year. This article gives a full illustration of Ku- Leuven.


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