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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful rooftop restaurant, sitting atop a high-rise building in Dhaka, offers a peaceful escape from the notoriously busy city below. Rising high above 200 feet of the ground, the lounge-hidden in the lush, green garden-is juxtaposed against the gray urban setting. With a seating capacity of about 500 people distributed in two levels, the project is claimed to be the largest rooftop restaurant of Bangladesh.