The Prize of Water: Designing Resilience in Asia 2018 | BUET

© Ahnaf Akif Siddique, Khairun Fahmi, Fahim Faisal Khan, Najmush Shaker | DoA, BUET
The entry ‘The Prize of Water’ was one of the finalists in the design competition ‘Designing Resilience in Asia (DRIA) 2018’. The proposal was appreciated for the inter-scalar and interdependent innovations. Since 2015, the DRIA has been organizing an International Symposium and Design Competition in Singapore annually. In the year of 2018, the competition took the theme of ‘Drowning by the Sea: Re-Envisioning the Future of the Chao Phraya Riverfront’. The proposal was presented before an international jury board including- Richard Hassell (WOHA), Dr. Josef Leitmann (World Bank), Anne Leos Nillesen (DEFACTO), Yossapon Boonsom (SHMA).

Rice Research Institute, Sirajganj: A Catalyst for Sustained Food Production

Rice Research Institute, Sirajganj © Sananda Sutradhar | BRACU

Self-sufficiency in rice production has paramount impact on achieving food security. Over the past four decades, Bangladesh succeeded outpacing the population growth rate with its growth in rice output. The country celebrates considerable improvement in food security steered by the applied research led by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI). However, the situation is not same across […]

Forsaken, but not Forgotten: A Sanctuary for the Orphans | BRACU

A Sanctuary for the Orphans  © Fariha Rashid | BRAC University

Children living and brought up in orphanage institutions may suffer from severe sentimental, psychological behavior difficulties, such as trauma, hostile or anti-social behavior, less understanding of the world and grow up become adults with psychiatric impairments, which are becoming burning issues day by day. They learn great survival skills, but not great family skills and […]

Living between Walls | AIUB

© Maruf and Jihan | Department of Architecture, AIUB

| Notes from the studio tutors | Buildings with shared walls are not uncommon around the world. They are generally known as ‘Row Houses’, where both sides remain closed, and the openings are available in front, back and towards internal courtyards. Typically, this type of house is meant to be a single-family dwelling; however examples […]

Bionic Transmutation: A Vision for an International Airport at Rajshahi

A Vision for Shah Makhdum International Airport, Rajshahi © Rafiud Darazot Saad, AUST

This thesis project is about the design of Shah Makhdum International Airport, which is the most cherished one for the development of the economic strata of Rajshahi division in Bangladesh. The concept is to mimic the natural element into a technological form which will contain the aura of nature transmutated into a more functional space […]

Rethinking Rajshahi Divisional Public Library | An Interactive Learning Platform | BUET

Rethinking Rajshahi Divisional Public Library © Baichi Chaki

| From the Author | Today we are living in a world where distance is not an issue. This is because knowledge and information are in our grasp as we move from an information age to the digitally networked age. Book as our traditional sources of knowledge is housed in the library. Now spaces in which […]

Transcending Tradition: An Incubation and Innovation Centre for Handloom

An Incubation and Innovation Centre for Handloom  © Asaduzzaman Mahi

The proposed facility is designed for the preservation, promotion and proliferation of traditional handloom industry of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The project is sensitive to rich cultural identity of the tribal people and aims to contribute in sustainable living practice in the south-east region of Bangladesh. It also aims to promote local tourism and empower the […]

Two Houses

Two Houses -Two Design Approaches

The following student projects are the examples of two residential buildings designed to meet specific purposes and user needs. The context for the first project is urban with strong historical significance and site forces. In contrast, the second project is situated in a relatively green field context (suburban university campus)  and designed primarily for the […]

Comrade Moni Singh Memorial Complex | AUST

Memorial Complex

This memorial complex is proposed to commemorate Comrade Moni Singh, a preeminent Communist leader in greater Bengal. He was the mentor of the Tanka/ Tonko and Tevaga Movements and founder of communist party in pre-independence Bangladesh (the then East Pakistan). The monument is purpose-built to create an experiential journey for visitors. Spaces are articulated to […]

Chennai Chooses: Designing Resilience in Asia (DRIA) 2019 | BUET

Chennai Chooses 11

The proposal “Chennai Chooses” was one of the three special mentions by the jurors in the design competition Designing Resilience in Asia (DRIA) 2019 and was appreciated for the social innovation. The annual DRIA international design competition encourages foresighted urban and architectural design proposals, as well as promotes innovation in building technologies to ensure a […]


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