With the rise of e-commerce, shoppers today are better informed about the product they are willing to purchase even before they walk into a physical store. Reaching out to customers is not the primary function of a retail store anymore; it has now a shifting focus towards visual merchandizing through the creation of an impactful physical store identity that could influence a customer’s purchase decision. Therefore, retail is now all about detail: communicating with customers through elements such as lighting, colour, material, texture etc. that stimulate their senses. QRIUS flagship outlet designed by ARCHVISTA is one of such examples where visual retailing was explored and enacted. - Editor
Sumaita's canvases do not try to capture any subject rather they portray the circumferential air. She aims to portray the essence of her travels through pen on paper. In this way, she is trying to find a balance between practice of architecture and passion for art.
The following is illustrative documentation of the five popular modes of transport in the past and present Dhaka. The supplementary text, primarily based on the secondary sources, narrates the brief history and current scenario of each vehicle type. Some of these vehicles have been completely phased out and replaced by more powerful and efficient models, some are still in use. But that doesn’t render vehicle whose time has passed any less valuable, as those vintage vehicles also reflect the history and memories of Dhaka city.
Unlike typical office culture, this workplace environment is designed to foster collaboration through creative, social and casual interactions among colleagues. Such collaborative experience is crucial for the productivity and overall happiness of the working team.
In the age of social media and customer check-ins, it suffices to say that quality of food is no longer the only criteria based on which a café is rated. The millennial generation knows all too well that a great cafe experience comes with an ‘instagrammable’ interior design based on edgy ideas combining the right kind of ambience. The featured interior project by Vector Plinth is a cozy café designed to tap the psychology of music cum food lovers. - Editor
Tirtho, an inspiring artist with remarkable talent, has already left his marks in diverse mediums of visual arts ranging from cartoons to mural paintings. With a background in architecture, Tirtho has successfully transcended the line between ‘Utilitarian arts’ and ‘Fine arts’. He has painted the wall murals in a handful of commercial outlets and workplaces. His mural works portray interesting and vivid pictures of urban as well as rural life.
The project stretches up the concept of the traditional horizontal courtyard of Bangladesh on vertical community building to give platforms for informal and formal participation of community members, hence creating the organic growth of total community and the capacity building program.
A Dhaka based architectural firm, ARCHVISTA, was commissioned to design the interior of the head office for ADA Trading Co. Bangladesh Ltd, the national distributor of Huawei. The office interior has been conceptualized to reflect the corporate brand identity of the multinational tech company. Located at Gulshan 1, the 6000 sq ft office space has a predominant seamless design with divine technological experience, removing all the harsh lines and clutters.
It was not at all easy for anyone of us to get used to the sudden drastic changes in our regular life brought by the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. Some of us are just lucky to have all the family members together with them during this highly uncertain time! These pen sketches are Saba’s attempts to visualize some of the moments of home quarantine of herself and her family.