Refurbishment at Noakhali | Two Fold Studio

A Dhaka-based architectural firm Two Fold Studio has transformed an abandoned residence at Noakhali into a cozy restaurant where visitors can immerse themselves in nature.

An Enchanting Residence with Green Touches

As humans, we inherently connect with nature. This connection can often get blurred in the process of urbanisation. When designing a residential interior in urban Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, designer Muhammad Ariful Islam put the client's health and well-being central to his decisions. In this design, by incorporating interior plantscaping, he has made a conscious effort to bring the outdoors in so that the client can indulge in the charm of nature at home. The inclusion of greenery, daylight and water features in the residence has positively affected the perception of space and the time spent on it.

Reclaiming the Al-Cazaba

Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition is an international competition jointly organized by the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Spain and INTBAU to help, preserve and revive the use of local architectural and urban traditions. The 2018-19 edition is the third round of this competition which was conducted in two stages. Three sites won the first stage: Béjar (Salamanca), Guadix (Granada), and Olite (Navarra). This entry from Bangladesh is a proposal for the second stage of the Guadix site.

Imaginary Places to Do Insignificant Things | Asad Hossen

The illustration series tries to capture the paradox of loneliness in urban life. In each illustration, a bleak everyday setting places a group of individuals into the isolating stillness of daily mundane activities.

Multi-purpose Centre at Kutupalong Rohingya Camp

Community Development Centre - CODEC is implementing a child protection program through the EPRC project at different FDMN (Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals) camps since 2019 in collaboration with UNHCR. In December 2021, a Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC) was established at camp 2W. It covers two blocks (Block B and C) among four blocks of camp 2W. Presently through this facility, CODEC is providing support to 12,263 individuals (including 6525 children).

Reinterpreting the Heritage Values: Architectural and Cultural Significance of Khelaram Data Temple

The temple of Khelaram Data has been restored by the Department of Archaeology of Government of Bangladesh, setting an exceptional example not only for its unique architectural features but also for embodying a set of cultural meanings, social relationships and heritage values that transcends beyond its materiality. This brick temple is unique in its built-form that symbolizes an interim pattern by intermingling Mughal built-form and Colonial functions. Besides these material significances, the intangible counterpart focusing on the cultural constitution of ‘authenticity’ underpinned by oral history contributed as an added value to its heritage significance.

Matter . Space . Soul | Two Fold Studio

This annex block of an existing restaurant is designed as a threshold space that provides a subtle transition to the surrounding breathtaking natural landscape.

Ashaloy | A village home in changing rural scenes

In the context of continuing transformation of rural vicinities into semi-urban areas, rural homes have received renewed attention by the architect community and become a subject of experimentation and innovation. This award-winning project demonstrates how a rural home, situated in a subdivided piece of narrow land, can be recreated into a new form to embrace change. The project won the 'Berger Young Architects Award' in 2015 cycle.

JINAT BATIKA – A Holiday Retreat | 3 Points Consultant

This modest but sturdy holiday home near the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal is designed to cater for family members of Mr. Nasir to escape from the city to reconnect with one another and the natural surrounds. The north-facing house opens itself to a large pond, utilizing large windows and overhanging balconies to unfold the residence out onto the property.

Homeostasis | Studio XI Architects

Architecture is more than just bricks and mortar; it is a part of who we are. It gives us our identities. Within an architectural environment, when we sense our minds in a state of homeostasis- psychic equilibrium- that we begin to feel at home. Located on a large parcel of land of 2.7 acres, the house is designed to maintain the homeostasis of our beings. It is not often that Architects have the chance to design on such a large easel; Studio XI Architects has tried to make the best use of the opportunity.