|Name:||Ar. Mohammed Shahnawaz|
|Client:||Mr. David Hasnat|
At the beginning we started the project over a hill facing the river jury which was a significant issue for the site location regarding that and the land pattern we made the house facing the river which is also having the orientation of north-south elongation. And regarding that river we have tried to create an infinity pool where the edgeless part facing the river and the other part is attached with the house terrace.
So in perspective -the terrace, infinity pool, and the river achieved a continuity of space with the rhythm of steps which was an approach to merging the house with nature….
Besides with a very low height structure and earth color tali was introduced also to make the house more close to the contextual natural landscape. The pattern of the roof reminds us the traditional bungalow or local regular kind of hut. Stone cladding fireplace.
Wooden louver opening and long terrace inspired from traditional tea bungalow of Sylhet which was having a tone of contemporary brick bonding representing a slightly modern context .some detail for sitting area with the brick wall punch was introduced for breaking the space and create value towards the view aperture….
OUR CLIENT IS A LEADING BUSINESSMAN, INDUSTRIALIST
HARDLY HAVING TIME TO THINK ABOUT BEYOND HIS BUSINESS.
OUR SITES IS IN A RURAL AREA
WHERE PEOPLE HAVE TO THINK EVEN WHAT IS A COFFEE MACHINE
AND UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS TEA GARDEN.
WHEN WE FIRST SEE THE SITE IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL
NATURAL LANDSCAPE WE HAVE EVER SEEN … MAY BE WE HAVE SEEN LESS
TO US AT FIRST WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A CRIME TO BUILD ANYTHING
OVER THERE …..
BUT LIKE OTHERS BEING COMMON STRUGGLING ARCHITECTS
WE HAD TO THINK ..WE CAN’T DENY
SO TRIED TO DESIGN SOMETHING
…WHERE OUR BUSY CLIENT CAN SIT FOR A WHILE
CAN THINK A LITTLE ABOUT THE WORLD
IF HE COULD FEEL FOR A MOMENT …THAT
HOW BEAUTIFUL THE WORLD IS
HOW BEAUTIFUL HIS COUNTRY IS
HOW RICH HIS TRADITION WAS
MAY BE WE TRIED
TO MAKE HIM A LITTLE DOWN TO EARTH
TO FEEL A LITTLE
TO HIT THE STROKE OF HIS PHILANTHROPIC THOUGHT
WE TRIED TO MAKE A HOUSE
WHICH HAS THE RIGHT ORIENTATION
RIGHT NATURAL VENTILATION
TRADITIONALLY DERIVED FORM TO MERGE WITH THE HILLY LANDSCAPE
RIGHT RHYTHM OF STEPS OF SPACES WITH TERRACE, POOL, AND RIVER
LOCAL MATERIAL LIKE MUD TALI, LOCAL STONE,
AND REASONABLY LOW BUDGET IN ASPECT OF AN INDUSTRIALIST
SO THAT THE MONEY HE COULD SAVE FROM THIS PROJECT
HE COULD INVEST TO ANOTHER PROJECT
WHICH MAY INCREASE THE POSSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYMENT
FOR FEW MORE UNEMPLOYED CITIZENS.
Ar. Mohammed Shahnawaz
Design Team :
Ar. Md. Shumsuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan
Ar. Rumana Chowdhury
Mr. David Hasnat
Ahmed Murad, Excel Enterprise, Dhaka
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