Architects’ response to COVID-19 crisis: An interview with Nurur R Khan


Architect Nurur Rahman Khan, a renowned educator and practicing architect, speaks with Context team about challenges brought by COVID 19 pandemic to the built environment professionals in Bangladesh. Architect Khan is a Partner of Tanya Karim N R Khan and Associates and has taught in various universities like BUET, BRAC University, UAP, NSU, Stamford University, […]


How architects are coping with COVID-19 pandemic: An interview with Mamnoon Murshed Chowdhury


ContextBD team talked with architects to learn how architecture offices are coping with COVID 19 outbreak in Bangladesh. The following interview features architect Mamnoon Murshed Chowdhury who his currently the Vice President [National Affairs] in the Institute of Architects Bangladesh – the professional body of architects in the country. Ar. Chowdhury is one of the […]


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 […]


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