|Name:||Al Mamun Ur Rashid | AMUR Architecture|
|Location:||Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka|
|Client:||G& G, Green Group|
As lives are increasingly getting urbanized, the connection with nature, natural light, green space and organic materials are gradually disappearing. Such transformations are causing lives in such cities to be unendurable. This project is a humble attempt to restore human-nature connection by mimicking the ‘groundscape’ on the hard surface of urban rooftop while offering the visitors a ravishing green experience.
The context demands for a space to be developed where the users can transcend themselves from hustle and bustle of the city and have a deep breath. The idea of the design has been derived from the retreat to a countryside that the city dwellers do to recharge themselves with the charms of the nature. Involving the sounds of the flowing water, tweets of the birds and rustling of leaves, these are depictions of the countryside that have enriched the intended flavour for the project. Here in this project architecture seamlessly blended with nature.
Here spaces are derived from the architecture of villages. Ghat chemistry, courtyard, river edge, pond detail, vegetable cultivation structure, seating under tree, village house form, rural landscape, boat on river edge, jungle and ground figure relation between soil and trees are the metaphors that finally imparts a merger of physics and chemistry of the spaces.
As the project faces west, a tall tree trunk- made wall and natural trees have been incorporated to cut the scorching sun. A large ( 120’x50′) MS mesh made see through green canopy is developed for exaggerated the play of light and shadows, further giving a sense of enclosure.
As such the project is a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces that are constructed mostly with steel supplemented with the incorporation of trees, bamboo structures in cases. High-tech glass works have been incorporated to some challenging areas. Customised attempts are made for the steel structures are painted with green colour to merge with the concept of nature. The project is a fair example of what can be done at roof level at any high rise building.
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