| ArFarasha Zaman, BRACU |

The Department of Architecture, BRAC University launched a compilation of student projects and departmental activities, ‘Folio 1, on September 6, 2016. First of its kind, this album assembles student academic projects from the year 2012 to 2014, and notable departmental activities from and before 2014. An assemblage of some 280 student projects, Folio 1 tries to represent the phases of the five-year education a student from the Department of Architecture, BRAC University goes through.

 

Book handover, Folio1 | Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Book handover, Folio1    |    Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad

 

A variety of work ranging from basic two-dimensional projects, of the first year to graduate level design or thesis projects are what makes the comprehensive content of this book. The book also anthologizes other additional studio based student works such as those of landscape, interior design, 3d visualization, sculpture, painting and photography courses. A section is dedicated to community led architecture, recurrently practiced in the Department of Architecture, mostly under the supervision of Architect Khondaker Hasibul Kabir. Folio 1, also focuses on the department’s keen interest in investigating contexts of public health, cultural identity, environmental risk reduction, adaptation to climate change and similar other significant issues relevant to the built environment of Bangladesh.

The launching ceremony of Folio 1 hosted at the Auditorium within BRAC University premises, was inaugurated by the founder of this design school, Professor Fuad H. Mallick, followed by an inspirational speech by the honorable Vice Chancellor, Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD.

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folio 1 © bracu.architecture | Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun
folio 1 © bracu.architecture    |    Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun

[ From left, Professor Fuad H. Mallick, Chief Editor, Folio 1, Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD, Honourable Vice Chancellor, BRAC University, Ar. Shams Mansoor Ghani, Ar. Saiqa Iqbal Meghna, Ar. Farasha Zaman, Ar. Kazi Najeeb Hassan, editorial panel, Folio 1. ]

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folio 1 © bracu.architecture
folio 1 © bracu.architecture
Speech by Professor Fuad H. Mallick, Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Speech by Professor Fuad H. Mallick    |    Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Speech by Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Speech by Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD    |    Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Speech by Ar. Farasha Zaman and Kazi Najeeb Hassan, vote of thanks on behalf of the editorial panel, Folio 1 | Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Speech by Ar. Farasha Zaman and Kazi Najeeb Hassan, vote of thanks on behalf of the editorial panel, Folio 1    |    Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad

 

The ceremony extended to a panel discussion, under the banner of ‘Angan Lecture Series’ on the topic: ‘Architectural Education for Tomorrow.’ Eminent Bangladeshi architects, Ar. Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Ar. Mohammad Foyez Ullah, Ar. Marina Tabassum, Ar. Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad were a part of this discourse moderated by Professor Fuad H. Mallick.

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Panel Discussion on ‘Architectural Education for Tomorrow’ © bracu.architecture , | Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun
Panel Discussion on ‘Architectural Education for Tomorrow’ © bracu.architecture    |   Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun

 

The program ended with the announcement of the results for the Vertical Studio Design Charrette – an intra-departmental one-day design competition. The charrette, hosted by the Event and Exhibition Committee, Department of Architecture, BRACU, was designed as a competition between 42 groups of students. These groups were formed between students from every batch currently enrolled in the department, such as one student from the batch of 502 – fall 2016, one from the batch of 501 – fall 2016, one from the batch of 402 – fall 2016 and so on. A few invited alumni of the Department of Architecture, BRACU, mentored these groups throughout their process of conceptualizing around the given topic We and Water.’ An extensive jury, by distinguished architects Ar. Mohammad Foyez Ullah and Ar. Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad led to the following decisions of winners the Charrette:

 

First prize winner | Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
First prize winner    |    Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad

First Prize, group facilitated by Ar. Dhrubo Antor:

[1]  Khandokar Upama Kabir

[2]  Monisha Momtaz

[3]  Sadat Ajfar Rahman

[4]  Mohammad Shakiful Islam

[5]  Nuha Annoor Pabony

[6]  Ashaduzzaman

Image 11: Second prize winner | Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun
Second prize winner    |    Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun

Second Prize, group facilitated by Ar. Zannatul Ferdous Aohona:

[1]  Faequa Uniza Rahman

[2]  Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahmud

[3]  Atera Farah

[4]  Zuhayer Sadat Dipto

[5]  Rehnuma Raida

Image 12: Third prize winner | Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Third prize winner    |    Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad

Third Prize, group facilitated by Ar. Fahim Mostafa:

[1]  Nishat Rumana Tasnim

[2]  Itminan Tasneea

[3]  Ehsan Alam

[4]  Sananda Sutradhar

[5]  Nahid E Zabeen Tanuja

Image 13: Honorable mention for ‘creative idea generation’ | Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun
Honorable mention for ‘creative idea generation’   |   Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun

The jurors commended three other groups for their excellence in architectural skills. Honorable mention for creative idea generation was awarded to the following group, facilitated by Ar. Fahim Mostafa:

[1]  Hasanur Rahman

[2]  Raihan Sadib Ahmed

[3]  Masudah Begum

[4]  Tamzida Abdullah

[5]  Sudipto Roy

[6]  Md Asef E Alam

Honorable mention for ‘commendable presentation method’ | Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun
Honorable mention for ‘commendable presentation method’    |    Photo Credit: Tanzina Binte Harun

Honorable mention for commendable presentation methods was awarded to the following group, facilitated by Ar. Dhrubo Antor:

[1]   Sumaita Tahseen

[2]   Abrarul Arefin

[3]   Sadia Tarannum

[4]   Raiyan Nasir

Honorable mention for ‘commendable presentation method’ | Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Honorable mention for ‘commendable presentation method’ | Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad

Honorable mention for commendable presentation methods was also awarded to the following group, facilitated by Ar. Samiul Haque:

[1]  Muntasir Hakim

[2]  Aniqa Nawar

[3]  Sindis Hassan

[4]  Joyanta Saha

[5]  J M Rakayet

[6]  Mazharul Haque

The event was attended by eminent architects, Ar. Jalal Ahmed, Ar. N.R. Khan, students, faculties and alumni from various architectural schools of Bangladesh and Bengal institute.

Attendees | Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad
Attendees    |    Photo Credit: Nymus Reshad

 

NOTE FROM THE EDITORIAL PANEL , Folio 1:

Folio 1 publication has been sponsored by a renowned architectural firm Volume Zero Ltd. The prize money for the charrette and refreshments for the event has been sponsored by SML XL Open Lounge. Our heartfelt thanks to all the present and ex-faculty members, student volunteers and administration staff who have made this compilation and event possible.

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