Bridge schools are designed to reflect the needs, ideas, and aspirations of children living in coastal villages of Bangladesh. Two types of floor plans (L-Shape & Linear Shape) are designed to fit the schools into the available sites and practical needs. Because the schools are in cyclone-prone areas, the structural system is designed with RCC and steel components to provide the required rigidity. The windows are designed to provide ample natural light and ventilation in the classrooms while still being conveniently closed during cyclones. The wooden panels are painted in bright colors chosen by the children, making these schools highly vibrant, lively, and intriguing.
Unigas Central Jame Mosque in Shitakundo Chittagong is a part of Unigas LPG plant. The client Unitex Group wanted to build a mosque for local people and the worker of the Plant as there is no mosque nearby. The mosque, designed by Architect Sharmin Sultana Tithi, embraces modernism while incorporating notable features of Islamic architecture.
Panthapath, a vibrant urban center in Dhaka, is a mixed-use district surrounded by major residential areas containing half the required open space for residents. The lack of open spaces essential for children's healthy social development prompted the creation of an accessible, inclusive indoor playground 'Creative Kids'. This indoor facility is designed by Trikon Architects in collaboration with Child Psychologists, clients, and potential user groups to promote intellectual, psychomotor and cognitive development in children. - Editor
Perhaps the most exciting way of learning our history is to study archaeological artefacts through illustrations. This article features reconstructed Illustrations of some ancient masterpieces of Bengali sculptures that originated during the Kushan period (Plate 1), Gupta period (Plate 2-5), and the first phase of the Pala School of Art (Plate 6-8).
The project was conceived in response to Cyclone Amphan in 2020, which wreaked havoc in the disaster-prone Satkhira district of Bangladesh. It is the only facility and an important interaction space for local children aged 5 to 8 years old. Due to a lack of funds, it was not possible to restore the facility to its original state. The children. therefore. had to pursue their studies in the open air in a chaotic situation. The Ankur Foundation, accompanied by two young architects, volunteered to help build a new school and give hope to the local children.
The design team cleverly disguised a low ceiling space by incorporating an industrial interior design style while drawing attention to the coziness of the space. Its masculine character is tamed with the use of ample texture, monochromatic colour schemes and light metal frame furniture. - Editor
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.
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.