Institute of fine arts, Dhaka University, commonly known as ‘Charukola’ was designed by Architect Muzharul Islam, the pioneer of modern architecture in Bangladesh and the father of Bengali Modernism. This masterpiece was the first art school in the region and it’s a pathway to find the true genius of Mazharul Islam who championed the art of blending culture, modernism and patriotism. The team revisited the project during this pandemic and inspired by mesmerizing architectural details such as climatic responsiveness, building materials, space arrangement, and construction technique. The reproduction of a three dimensional model of this project was instigated based on the actual images from google’s satellite image and architect Islam’s original drawings from the archive. The proportion of the building with every detail has its own originality and uniqueness. When the model was ready, the team studied the history of this building to create an animation with verified information collected from the book “Muzharul Islam, Architect” published by BRAC University Press and architect Islam’s own speech from the documentary “TINI’’ by architect Enamul Karim Nirjhar.
About the team:
Concept and Animation: Tarek Islam, Principal Architect, Studio Dhaka Architects
Script and Voice: MD. Islam, Founder of “House of Arts”