Situated on a long, narrow plot in a residential neighbourhood, this award winning café features vertically layered yet singular space stands beneath an elegant vaulted ceiling. Beyond exposing the rich structural elements, the ceiling grants a natural and compelling contrast to the interior space. The juxtaposition of building materials and the greenery that surround them is endlessly fascinating and adds warmth to the interior.
The school is a bamboo-built structure on a raised timber platform and closely geared to the site and surrounding views of water and farmlands. The work is strongly archetypal, with the rectilinear plan metaphorically centred on a ‘hearth’ in the foyer. In that sense, the constructions of ‘Indigeneity’ are both formal and spatial. The building constructs an ‘Indigenous’ space and imagery which connects with the local spirit. It is a site of cultural production, an archetypal quest for an architecture that is sensitive to the local context and indigenous building tradition. - Editor
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.
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.
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.