Inside the Instrument

How is it to live inside a musical instrument? The 2nd year students of the Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University started with this very question for their final project of “Music Appreciation” course. Each student was given the task of selecting a musical instrument that they would use as inspiration for creating an architectural space. […]


Reviving the Vibrant Past of Shitalakshya Waterfront

Urban sprawl and unplanned land use development have pushed back the Shitalakshya waterfront area to the neglected urban fringe of Narayanganj city. Presently, the city is facing the crisis of a breathing space capable of improving the quality of the urban environment. The site has its own vibrant historical past, containing both Mughal and Colonial […]


Tale of Tangua: Regenerating Haor Settlement Through Eco-Tourism

This student project seeks to propose a rural (re)development scheme fostering community-based eco-tourism in haor areas in order to transform this wetland destination in a sustainable way. The aim is to ensure long-term economic viability to local communities, conservation and sustainable management of natural resources of Tanguar Haor while enhancing visitors’ experience and community well-being. […]


Redesigning Dhaka Airport Railway Station as a Multimodal Transport Hub

This academic project attempted to understand the morphology of different modes of transportation systems and reflect the understanding through the design of an integrated transportation system of BRT, MRT and Railway station to serve the city on both macro and micro scales. The site and context are challenging, as it is working as a physical […]


The Salvaged Island | CUET

Notes from the student: Sangu-A is the first offshore gas rig project in Bangladesh. This gas field was discovered in 1996 in the Bay of Bengal 35-40 km away from the land near Salimpur, Chattogram. In 1998 the offshore gas rig was built by Petrobangla with the help of two international companies Cairns Ltd. and […]


Sponge City: A Water-Resilient Vision for Urban Khulna

This project applies the urban design principles of “Sponge City” in the context of Khulna, Bangladesh. It advocates for an absorbent urban environment to cope with excess rainfall and water-related disaster. It uses nature-based infrastructure to bring environmental and socio-economic benefits. The sponge city programme is currently in place as a key planning approach for […]


Archaeological Museum and Research Centre, Mainamati, Comilla.

Globally, there are about 195 countries and 270 nationalities. Each nationality has their own characteristics and ways to lead their lives. These unique characteristics depend on those nation’s heritage, culture, social life, literature, anthropology, art, architecture and many other socio-cultural aspects. Now, how have we come to know about these unique characteristics and ways of […]


A Transportation Hub: Rethinking Kamalapur Railway Station

The Kamalapur Railway Station, designed by Robert Boughey in the 1960s, is the largest and most significant railway station for transit between Dhaka and the rest of Bangladesh. The railway station is currently serving a large portion of the country’s commuting population and functioning adequately to a large extent. Due to the rapid growth in […]


The Planetary Household: Biocontrol, Microclimates and the Hacking of Domestic Machines

Notes from the submission:  After returning from the moon Apollo-11 astronauts were quarantined for 21 days after setting foot to the moon. This contingency plan was placed due to the question raised What if the astronauts returning home bring some foreign germs or in another term -Moon plague”. The current pandemic situation brought us back […]


Designing Mirpur-10 Metro Station Area as TOD Hub

MRT is a massive intervention in the traffic infrastructure of the dense, urban context of Dhaka. This project explores the possible changes in urban fabric if an MRT station is introduced and the potential opportunities it might bring about. The objective is to find a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) solution by integrating multi-layer transportation and uninterrupted […]


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