For more than two years, the Bangladeshi host community has been sharing its resources with the Rohingya refugees in the world's largest camp in Kutupalong. The recent spike in violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State has become the new source of tension in the camp. With support from humanitarian organizations, this community centre is designed to relieve tension and build trust between the majority and minority groups in the camp.
Artists have long been fascinated by the form and texture, order and chaos, or by the energy of urban life. Raihan, a self-taught artist with a background in architecture, is using his drawing skills not only to explore the world we live in but also to document them. Drawn on location, Raihan’s urban sketches are intricate representations of the coexistence of past and present, light and shadow, nonliving and living matters of the city.
Zero Inch Interior’s Limited took up recycling, upcycling and repurposing as design approaches for the interior of Chef’s Kitchen- an Indian Cuisine restaurant in Dhaka. While complying with clients functional and budgetary requirements, the cozy and warm interior environment has created a captivating dining experience for the food lovers.
The harrowing experience of conflict, displacement and associated stresses have disproportionately affected the Rohingya women and girls, who need urgent supports. Safe Space for Women and Girls, serving as a platform, allows Rohingya women and girls to advocate for basic services. The facility also plays a key role in providing women’s access to community support networks while strengthening social relationship.
Real estate development is principally governed by sale ability and the set standard is somehow devoid of innovation. Meeting those set criteria is challenging; but is it worth of doing? The design inception phase of the following project involves intense negotiation and introduction of some apparently unorthodox ideas to the developers. The ideas were eventually shaped and sensibly appreciated. Thus, it sets an atypical example of developer’s intention who is very eager to go beyond their long-attained standards.
The photo series 'life and death' by Fahmida are the visual abstractions of the transience of our existence, created concurrently as a reminder of inevitable death and celebrators of life using the X-ray plates as canvas.
There is an increasing understanding that thoughtful workplace design can be a powerful tool for promoting employee mental health and wellness. And what typically supports health and happiness also enhances performance and productivity. The following project by ARCHVISTA is an example of green strategies to office design that enhance performance, health and wellness.