In our attempt to build a comprehensive digital database on the vernacular heritage of Bangladesh, we have generated a map of rural house types based on our initial data collected from reconnaissance surveys, published articles, books and online sources. A team of architects and architecture students is volunteered to produce a series of informative illustrations of rural houses based on photographic evidence. Each drawing is supplemented with brief information like location, construction materials, short description of physical characteristics as well as photographs of the original house where available. This is a pilot attempt and we are continuously working on enriching the database by adding new house types and physiographic, climatic, and landscape information.
Team member: Dr. Sajid Bin Doza, Sheikh Rishad Ahmmad Aurnob, Md. Raihanul Hai, Saba Islam, Shajjad Hossain and Saimum Kabir. We also welcome you to join the project by sending your sketches, images along with brief information (email:email@example.com).
The outcome of the pilot project can be viewed here:
How to navigate the map:
In desktop: Click on the marker on the map to enlarge the image along with brief information, source and credits. Use arrow key (or slide) to view the next images in the album (if available)
In mobile phone: Tap on the marker on the map, the name of the selected marker will be shown at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the name to view the enlarged image and information along with source and credits.