architecture

Art vs Development: Should we erase our rich architectural history?

Dhaka's transitions carries the question of whether our historic buildings shall be preserved. From an economic viewpoint, there is financial gain in replacing them with buildings. The question now becomes whether the cultural heritage outweighs this financial gain.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

“Bengal Stream”: Exploring the ever growing architecture of the land

The opening ceremony of ‘Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh’ was held at Bengal Shilpalay December 10, 2022. M.A Mannan, Honorable Minister of Planning, Government of Bangladesh inaugurated the exhibition as the Chief Guest. Nathalie Chuard, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh, and Honorable Member of Parliament, Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, were also present as Special Guests at the event.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Art vs Development: Should we erase our rich architectural history?

Dhaka's transitions carries the question of whether our historic buildings shall be preserved. From an economic viewpoint, there is financial gain in replacing them with buildings. The question now becomes whether the cultural heritage outweighs this financial gain.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

What students can expect from a major in Architecture

Architecture is a lot more than just drawing buildings and designing interiors.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Experiencing architecture around us

Architecture exists all around us, effecting our daily lives.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Taorem Sananu wins the Thesis of the Year Golden Award at ARCASIA

ARCASIA intends to unite architects in this region and provide them with a platform to maintain professional networks.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Evolving mosques in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, many new mosques with their edgy architecture are reflecting changes in the populace’s changing mores.

January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020

Rose Garden: A history of passion and pride

At Kamini Mohan (K.M.) Das Lane in Tikatuli of Old Dhaka, there lies a majestic mansion called “Rose Garden”. Interestingly, it was built to host parties by one of the prominent zamindars of Dhaka, named Hrishikesh Das. He built the Rose Garden in 1931 on a 22-bigha plot along with a famous garden that had various species of rare roses. Thus the compound earned the name “Rose Garden”. The central piece of the garden is the elegant building.

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

A quiet masterpiece that serves as Dhaka's gateway

These buildings also had a political history. They were the products of what the military regime of Muhammad Ayub Khan called the “Decade of Development” (1958-68), intertwined with West Pakistan's shrewd political strategy of placating East Pakistan's agitating Bengalis through architectural and infrastructure development.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Marina Tabassum: An architect in search of roots

The narrow “main” roads filled with potholes and iron rods plunging out, the scorching afternoon heat and a destination unknown to

March 20, 2016
March 20, 2016

Help build eco-friendly infrastructures, PM to architects

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks cooperation from the country's architects in building infrastructures using local resources keeping in mind the environment and land resource constraint.