Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

Kazi Khaleed Ashraf is an architect and urbanist, and director-general of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements.

Death of an architecture

Mir Mosharraf Hossain Hall should be retained and restored

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The future of the city, the city of the future

The city is perhaps the greatest innovation carried out by humans. Although nature has been used as an analogy in conceiving the fabric of the city, there is no such thing as the “city” in nature.

Muzharul Islam: A ‘vastukalabid’ for modern Bengal

Described as the doyen of Bangladesh’s architecture, Muzharul Islam introduced modernism in the country as well as the highest ideals of the craft.

A Dhaka we’ll want to arrive at

The city, the one that we want to arrive at, remains illusory

The city is a beautiful thing when it’s for everyone

A city is a web of facilities and opportunities in which different agencies and communities lay stakes, push boundaries, and make bullish claims of making things better.

Crossing the Padma

Here was a river that was larger than life, larger than anything I had encountered before. Flowing gloriously and indifferently, the river presented a mythic scale against which I felt terribly puny.

The Detailed Area Plan for Dhaka is almost alright

One striking aspect of the DAP document is the geographical scope of Rajuk, in how it signals an expanded Dhaka.

Who is afraid of DAP?

The Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for 2022-2035, produced by Rajuk, is a radical and innovative document in the planning history of Dhaka.

March 30, 2024
March 30, 2024

Death of an architecture

Mir Mosharraf Hossain Hall should be retained and restored

February 20, 2024
February 20, 2024

The future of the city, the city of the future

The city is perhaps the greatest innovation carried out by humans. Although nature has been used as an analogy in conceiving the fabric of the city, there is no such thing as the “city” in nature.

December 25, 2023
December 25, 2023

Muzharul Islam: A ‘vastukalabid’ for modern Bengal

Described as the doyen of Bangladesh’s architecture, Muzharul Islam introduced modernism in the country as well as the highest ideals of the craft.

October 31, 2023
October 31, 2023

A Dhaka we’ll want to arrive at

The city, the one that we want to arrive at, remains illusory

June 23, 2023
June 23, 2023

The city is a beautiful thing when it’s for everyone

A city is a web of facilities and opportunities in which different agencies and communities lay stakes, push boundaries, and make bullish claims of making things better.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

Crossing the Padma

Here was a river that was larger than life, larger than anything I had encountered before. Flowing gloriously and indifferently, the river presented a mythic scale against which I felt terribly puny.

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

The Detailed Area Plan for Dhaka is almost alright

One striking aspect of the DAP document is the geographical scope of Rajuk, in how it signals an expanded Dhaka.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Who is afraid of DAP?

The Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for 2022-2035, produced by Rajuk, is a radical and innovative document in the planning history of Dhaka.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Metrophilia: How to Love Dhaka

If you want to fall in love with the city—walk. This simple aphorism opens up a full discourse on how we can make our cities liveable and civic, and how we might live together as a collective.

October 31, 2021
October 31, 2021

Dhaka needs new urban-forms

If the city is the new challenge of the time, the “edge” of the city is at the heart of it.

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