Archeological Park at Nateshwar Buddhist Bihar, Munshiganj | AIUB

Archeological Park at Nateshwar Buddhist Bihar, Munshiganj  © Fuad Hasan Tanvir

Bengal delta is enriched with natural heritage made up of vast mangrove forests, longest beach, and mighty rivers. The land had no significant tangible evidence of the built-heritage of ancient Bengal until the discovery of the Mahasthangarh ruins in Bogra district in 1931. Later on, the Paharpur Monastery, the Kantajew Temple in the district of Dinajpur and […]

The Moongrove Garden – at the tide country where man meets the mangroves

The Moongrove Garden - at the tide country where man meets the mangroves
The project is a garden for the community in one of those ‘Lands without an owner’, where man meets the mangroves and the goddess without a temple tries to create balance between them by sending over the moon tides.

Meditation Space Design Inspired by Lalon Shah’s Philosophy

Meditation_Fakir Lalon_cover

“This architectural design studio project, Meditation Space Design Inspired by Lalon Shah’s Philosophy by Sabbir H Sujan, is a sensitive attempt to explore the meaning of Fakir Lalon Shah’s legendary works, ideals, and spiritual understanding and express them through context-sensitive architecture in Kustia, Bangladesh. The designer has imagined and presented wonderful spaces (See the wonderful […]

Bangladesh Chancery Complex, Turkey | SUST

© Mahmudur Rahman Shuvra | SUST

Bangladesh chancery complex is an architectural project of high political and diplomatic importance. In addition to the basic purpose of delegation and representation of nationhood, a diplomatic mission on foreign land is also to build as well as maintain international political and other relationships. The vision, mission, activities of such an establishment depends on the […]

A breathable habitat: Reimagining housing for a low-income community

A breathable habitat © MIST

The project attempts to provide an on-site renewal scheme for low-cost housing scenario. In the larger urban context in Bangladesh, such design explorations are crucial. In terms of the design intent and resolution, the design successfully negotiates the site conditions and has been able to use the site potentials to good effect. In particular, the […]

Vertical Mixed Use | Selected Projects

Vertical Mixed Use | Projects from Premier University and AIUB

The mixed-use notion has gained ground against the traditional single-use zoning practice of city planning.  There is a growing understanding that we need vital amenities close to our living and working places for a vibrant urban life. Furthermore, many cities today have advocated compact development patterns to address the need to accommodate a burgeoning urban population […]

Hands-on Design-Build Experience: Golden Jubilee Installation in CUET

© Shuvra Das, Lecturer, Department of Architecture, CUET

| Notes from the studio tutors | To mark the 50th anniversary of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), third-year students of Architecture was assigned with the task of designing and building the installations under the supervision of the faculty members Shuvra Das, Biplob Kanti Biswas and  Rahanat Ara Jafar as a part of […]

Re-envisioning Tejgaon Industrial Area: A Public Realm for the Future| NSU

© Department of Architecture, North South University

The Tejgaon Industrial Area was first established as an ‘industrial District’ in the Masterplan for Dacca drawn up in 1959 by the Dhaka Improvement Trust.  In 1968 DIT planned the district as a Light Industrial Area and divided it into large plots appropriate for industrial development. Of course, over time land division and acquisition have […]

Abode of Enlightenment: University of Pandit Vihara | BUET

University of Pandit Vihara, Chattogram © Atiya Nusrat Urmi

Thousand years ago, on the era of Buddhism in Bangladesh, Pandit Vihara (Pandit Pagoda) was built at Anwara Upazila in Chittagong. It was one of the most important Pagodas among the four (Takshashila University, Nalanda University, Sompur Vihara) in historical India which is lost over time. Pandit Vihara was basically the hub of knowledge and […]

A Spiritual Journey through the Mythological Route of Chandranath Hill, Chattagram | AIUB

© Shovo Shaha Dip | AIUB

CHANDRANATH HILL in Sitakunda, Chattagram is considered to be one of the most visited sacred and pilgrimage sites in Bangladesh. Every year, several hundred thousand Hindu devotees of the country climb this famous hill. According to the Hindu mythology, the sage created a pond or Kunda for the goddess Sita during her exile period. Besides the […]


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