নগরজীবন ও স্থাপনার গল্প─ রেনজো পিয়ানো | The Story of City-life & Buildings─ Renzo Piano

Tjibau Cultural Centre by Renzo Piano | Illustration by: Kazi Fariha Tasnim Richie
The article is an abridged version of the discussion where architect Renzo Piano, often referred to as the world’s most prolific museum designer, talks about his philosophy of designing buildings that adapt to the city surroundings in course of time while changing the urban person’s quality of life! The original Q&A conducted by Paul Clemence and published by METROPOLIS on 31 July, 2014, focused on the Italian designer’s professional practice and his understanding of the role of public buildings in a city.

স্থান, কাল ও অস্তিত্ব – বালকৃষ্ণ দোশি | Time, Space & Existence – Balkrishna Doshi

Illustration by Ziaur Rahman Ovi
The following article is the translated interview of Indian architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi -2018 Pritzker Prize laureate and the first Indian ever to do so- originally hosted by the GAA Foundation and European Cultural Centre jointly as a part of the 2020 edition of Time-Space-Existence exhibition. Over six decades, Doshi has created a body of work lauded for its poetics, purpose and deep appreciation of material context. His designs are influenced as much by India’s vernacular as they are by his early tutelage under Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn- mentors he describes as his guru

আগামীর নগরভাবনা – মার্থা র্থন | Cities of the Future – Martha Thorne

Illustration by: Reesham Shahab Tirtho
In an interview with Martha Thorne, Dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design and Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, she talks about the promises and challenges of architecture and design in making future cities. The interview, originally published in the website of IE University, Spain, is translated in Bengali by Architect Khalid Mahmud.

স্থাপত্য ও আমার ভাবনা – কেনগো কুমা (Architectural Deliberation of Kengo Kuma)

Illustration by Ziaur Rahman Ovi
Some architects design buildings that soar into the sky. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is bringing buildings back down to earth. This interview presents architect Kuma's vision and philosophy regarding the practice of sustainable architecture using local vernacular materials; by balancing traditional and contemporary approach. The interview is translated in Bengali by architecture graduate Mahin Haque and the feature image is illustrated by Ziaur Rahman Ovi.

“স্থান, কাল এবং অস্তিত্ব” – আরাতা ইসোজাকি | Space, Time and Existence – Arata Isozaki

Illustration by Ziaur Rahman Ovi
The following article is the translated interview of Japanese architect Arata Isozaki -2019 Pritzker Prize laureate- originally hosted by the GAA Foundation and European Cultural Centre jointly as a part of Time-Space-Existence exhibition, which took place in Venice on May 2018. This interview presents Isozaki’s vision on the themes of space and time, and on their intertwining into the Japanese concept of 'ma' -the space and time that lies in-between things. The interview is translated in Bengali by architecture graduate Mahin Haque and the feature image is illustrated by Ziaur Rahman Ovi.

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