বসতবাড়ি | চিঠি ২ | স্বর্ণকুটির

শিল্পনগরী আসানসোল। গ্র্যান্ড ট্রাঙ্ক রোড, কবি নজরুল এর বাল্যজীবন সহ বহু গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ইতিহাসের অংশ এই শহর। ব্রিটিশ আমলে ভূমি ও রেল যোগাযোগ ব্যবস্থার কেন্দ্রবিন্দুতে থাকা ঐতিহাসিক এই শহরাঞ্চল পশ্চিমবঙ্গের দ্বিতীয় ব্যস্ততম নগরী। বার্নপুরের পুরনো শহরতলীর ঘর বাড়ি আজও যেন সেই সাক্ষ্য বহন করছে। উত্তরসূরির উদ্দেশ্যে লেখা অনুপ্রিয়া সরকার এর চিঠিতে বর্ণিত হয়েছে এমনি এক বসতবাড়ির কথা, নাম তার

বসতবাড়ি | চিঠি ১ | ষোল ঘরের কাঠের বাড়ি

হারিয়ে যাচ্ছে আমাদের গ্রাম। হারিয়ে যাচ্ছে মাটি ও মানুষের আত্মিক সম্পর্ক। জীবন ও জীবিকার সংগ্রামে আমরা ভুলতে বসেছি আমাদের শেকড়। গ্রামের বাড়ি আজ যেন এক নস্টালজিয়া। শুধু বেঁচে আছে আমাদের স্মৃতিতে। কি রেখে যাচ্ছি আমরা ভবিষ্যত প্রজন্মের উদ্দেশ্যে? সেই শিকড়ের খোঁজে আমরা খোলা চিঠির আহ্বান জানিয়েছিলাম। আপনাদের অভাবনীয় সাড়ায় আমরা অভিভূত। আমাদের উত্তরসূরির জন্য লেখা সেই চিঠিতে বর্ণিত হয়েছে

Geolocation Map of Vernacular Architecture, Bangladesh

In our attempt to build a comprehensive digital database on the vernacular heritage of Bangladesh, we have generated a map of rural house types based on our initial data collected from reconnaissance surveys, published articles, books and online sources. A team of architects and architecture students is volunteered to produce a series of informative illustrations of rural houses based on

Upskill Yourself: A complete guide to architectural illustration, modeling and photography

Contextbd has collaborated with a team of emerging industry experts to offer a range of online courses carefully crafted to boost your creative skills. The goal is to open the door for alternative career paths by delivering heuristic methods of learning new tools and techniques for disciplinary and allied skills. From 12 -23 September, we operated free fundamental online courses on 10 diverse

Design. Act Now | Makeshift Isolation Unit and Treatment Facility

The COVID-19 crisis that is intimidating the globe today has overwhelmed human society including architects. The crisis has nakedly exposed the dilemma around the architecture profession; some see the profession that needs support for recovery, while others perceive this creative practice as a means to support recovery. Further, some perceive it as our compulsory, not complementary,

COVID-19 crisis: Our responsibilities – today and tomorrow | Message from Architects

The global spreading of coronavirus is calling on us to suppress our profoundly human and evolutionary impulses for social connections. The outbreak has shaken the social life and economic stability. Mass quarantines in cities have increased mental health risks as people experience a sense of isolation and loss of control over their lives. Amid this crisis, the outbreak has brought out

Modern Masterpieces in Models | Episode 2

In our attempt to document modern marvels of architecture via scaled models, the following article is the 2nd sequel of the series titled Modern Masterpieces in Models. We’ve accumulated selected models of globally renowned architectural projects handcrafted by the students of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University (HSTU) and American International University Bangladesh (AIUB)

Most Visited Student Projects [ 2015-2017 ]

Take a look at the most popular student projects (top 5) published in contextbd between May,2015 - Dec, 2017. We are thankful to our reviewers who generously have contributed their time, expertise and experience to review these projects. Please note, projects are shortlisted on the basis of visitors count only ( until Dec 31, 2017).

Modern Masterpieces in Models | Episode 1

The following post showcases the models of the classic examples of Modern Architecture hand crafted by the students of HSTU and AIUB. This model making exercise provided the students with a deeper understanding of the project through the transposition of drawings into the three dimensional form.

Google Enables Viewers to Experience the Transformation of Dhaka [1984-2016]

Dhaka city in google timelapse
The recent update of Google Timelapse application has completely stunned the world, enabling viewers to explore changes of the Earth's surface in the past 32 years like never before. Using Google's interactive Timelapse feature, now viewers can experience the changes of earth’s landscape since 1984 across the globe. CONTEXTbd has explored the application and encoded a timelapse video for

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