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 CARNATION - a challenging multi-family residential project which is thought to enhance living quality in urban neighborhoods with respect to history and culture of the city. The major consideration is the neighborhood context while creating spaces for dialogue, cooperation and face-to-face contact. This project breaks the monotonous street view of the circuit house road. Client (EHL) requirement was a 4 unit dwelling apartment complex in the rectilinear plot. Being reputed for environment-responsive architectural practice in Bangladesh STHAPOTIK took this project with high importance.
Located in the core of Banani’s most lively residential area atmosphere is situated minutes away from a relaxing green park, shopping malls, entertainment and luxury dining. atmosphere defies the typical residential apartments of Dhaka City becoming the standard for ultra-luxury and quality living. It offers inhabitants spacious, bright and functional apartments with the most astounding materials and apparatuses.
Set in a planned residential neighborhood of capital Dhaka, ‘H R Khan Residence’ sits on a corner plot bordered with matured trees abutting the street. Built for a privacy conscious family, the living areas of the house are stacked vertically to accommodate green traces at multiple levels, buffered by means of landscape barrier, that shield the house from the cacophony of the street traffic and the staring neighbors. - Editor
In the rural settlement of native Bangladesh one is generally encountered with the organic growth of households which poses a sense of temporal ambiance. Several houses containing one or two rooms find their place around an open courtyard in scattered formation. From this norm the project is conceptualized. The layout for this project is formulated in such a manner so that it takes the most benefit of the micro climatic condition. Group of free standing volumes are arranged in an organic manner stimulating a sense of ambiguity and openness while keeping an undiscovered rhythm inside. It is intended to have a blurry boundary between outdoor and indoor space.
Sydney and Canberra based Architectural firm 'Ideas Architects- Iftekhar + design associates' has gained extensive experience in architecture and urban design in Australia particularly in residential, institutional and commercial developments. Bangladeshi origin Architect Iftekhar Abdullah, principle of Ideas Sydney wing , is an A+ member of Australian Institute of Architects and accredited professional of Green Building Council Australia (GBCA). The following residence is an alteration & addition project located in south west of Sydney.