Dhaka in between the formal-informal: A conversation with Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Informal Urbanism Research Hub InfUr–. His research on social issues in architecture and urban design has included investigations of urban place identity, creative clusters, transit-oriented urban design and the morphology of informal settlements. He is a distinguished scholar in Urban Design and […]

Social Engagement, Architectural History, and We | Conversation with Farhan Karim

Farhan Karim is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas. He worked as an architect, interior designer and furniture designer in Bangladesh and Australia. His first book, Of Greater Dignity than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India (2019) studies the discourse of low-cost industrial housing. His […]

A Global Architect’s Perspective|Talk with Ar Wong Mun Summ from WOHA

WOHA is one of the critically acclaimed contemporary architectural practices that earned reputation for it’s climate responsive sustainable architecture. Working over different continents and (therefore)in diversified climatic conditions WOHA received numerous awards for their skillful implementation of technological aspects while respecting the context. culture and humanity. Ar Wong Mun Summ, being one of the founders […]

Harmony of Architecture and Sculpture | Talk with Hamiduzzaman Khan

Renowned sculptor Hamiduzzaman Khan has achieved acclaim both locally and internationally for his metal-based sculptures, with his main focus lying on forms and geometrical shapes. He is also a prolific artist, excelling in water colour and painting. He has taught sculpture in Fine Arts Institute, Dhaka and at multiple architecture schools for more than 35 […]

Architecture for All | Conversation with Professor Fuad Hassan

Dr. Fuad Hassan Mallick is the Pro Vice Chancellor of BRAC University. His contribution in architecture education and research is well appreciated in the community. He is the founder of the Department of Architecture of BRAC University and also the founder director of the university’s Post Graduate Programs in Disaster Management, the first of its […]

Knowing Bashirul Haq – An Architect, a Thinker, a Critic and More

Architect Bashirul Haq, being one of the most critically acclaimed architects of South Asia is an unbound source of inspiration for our young architects. His works have been widely discussed and praised both nationally and internationally. On few occasions his fellows and architects got the opportunity to learn about his life and philosophy, but only to end up being more curious and want to

Life, Aspiration, Work and Contribution | Interview of Professor Khaleda Ekram

Prof Khaleda Ekram, the first woman Vice chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) passed away last week. while we mourn her departure, we seek the opportunity to learn of her life and contribution more through this interview, taken some years ago.

Building with Bamboo: A Talk with Architect Vo Trong Nghia

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is one of the frontiersmen of unconventional ideas and materials in contemporary architecture. Having made his name with award-winning projects made out of bamboo, as part of a larger movement to re-define a locally appropriate architecture that is distinctly Asian, affordable, durable and environmentally friendly, Vo Trong has established the […]

Enhancement of Architecture Education: Conversation with Dr. Mahbubur Rahman on curriculum preparations and others

Dr. Mahbubur Rahman, a Commonwealth Scholar and McNamara Fellow who has taught architecture at various universities in 6 different countries since 1985, runs an educational consultancy in Canada. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences, and either authored or edited five books, including Dhaka: an Urban reader (The University Press Ltd, […]

Architecture Profession in Bangladesh: Conversation with Ar. Mamnoon M. Chowdhury

Ar. Mamnoon Murshed Chowdhury is currently serving as the Assistant General Secretary of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB). He had earlier served two terms in the IAB Executive Council as the Secretary Professional Affairs. Ar. Chowdhury is a Partner of the renowned and award winning architectural practice DWM4 Architects. Along the service period of […]


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