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.
This study of colors is a personal exploration project: what if we change the colors of the celebrated architectures that surround us? What kind of emotions do they bring from us if we see them in colors? With each illustration, Asad Hossen- an architect, urbanist and graphic designer- wanted to create mood, a bond between the users and the spaces surrounded it; A hint of nostalgia or sometimes a personal moment indulged in thoughts looking at the spaces created by the architect. The palettes are endless, so are the opportunities!
The display center offers a platform for the Rohingya women to create, showcase and sell handmade products to the visitors. The process of the making of the center was focused more on the participation of the users and the artisans than the usual top-down method.
A public exhibition is evidently based on experiential images, images that create memories. The ARCASIA Exhibition pavilion in Gulshan Park is conceived as a poetic response to the city dweller’s desire to gather and meet in a vibrant atmosphere that can be experienced in multiple ways.