|Client:||Advocate Tabarak Hussain|
|Text from the architect|
The building is situated in a hilly area of Shahbazpur of Moulvibazar district. The elevation of the site is above 20’-0” from the existing road level. As the site is situated in between contour, the building placed parallel to the contour to avail maximum use of land. For the hilly topography it is a common fact of this region that almost every households are Isolated Cluster type with a long approach road from the inter-district road . This project was designed considering this very fact. It is the village home of Mr. Tabarak Hussain.
The overall zoning is arranged around a courtyard-like family gathering space inspired from the settlement pattern in rural areas of Sylhet.
It’s a single family residence in duplex formation.
This building consists of 4 bed rooms with attached toilets, a living space, a dining space, kitchen with verandah and store. There is also a family lounge which is situated at the center of the house in a double heighted space. This double heighted space resembles as a traditional courtyard. All spaces are well ventilated and having adequate natural light.
Construction method & Materials:
By nature of construction it can be considered as a composite type of building where concrete, brick, wood, bamboo, glass and corrugated sheet etc. are used as building materials. Mainly the facades are brick facing and at the top corrugated sheet is used for roofing.
Conventional construction method is applied in this project, that means, the structure comprises of post and lintel system where brick used as infill materials.
Bamboo-made false ceiling and red colored neat cement finish were used
North-south oriented ventilation system is applied.
To save the brick faced walls from rain the slab, lintel and seal are extended towards outside.
Constrains and solutions:
Scarcity of expert masons was a problem at the beginning. So we had to heir only two masons from outside Shahbazpur and surprisingly they had made it possible using a few numbers of extra labors occasionally.
Project Details at a glance:
Residence of Mr. Tabarak Hussain
Location: Vill: Nandua, P.O. East Shahbazpur, P.S. Borolekha, Dist: Moulvibazar, Bangladesh.
Land area: 9 Katha (6480 Sft.)
Total floor area: 4316 Sft
Construction cost: 40, 00,000.00 BDT (i.e. 927.00 BDT per Sft