We are excited to be part of the winning pool of the ‘Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture 2017’, a biennial award given by Institute of Architects Bangladesh and Berger. Paraa has been awarded in the urban design and landscape category for its recently completed project the Bamboo Play-scape. The jury wished to mention this… Read More ‘Award for Excellence in Architecture 2017’ by Institute of Architects Bangladesh & Berger
You only tend to understand the importance of all your body parts when you loose one. 🙂 I fell off the rickshaw – a three wheeled drive, powered by human labor; a popular mode of transport in Bangladesh for short distances, specially because its cheap. And through this course of action I have managed to… Read More One Legged Stories
I am excited to share that me and my co author Ruhul Abdin were invited by the Plymouth College of Art to present Paraa’s ongoing research ‘ Unlearning to Learn: Contextualizing Architectural Thinking into Practice _ Paraa’s Approach to Critical Design Thinking & Making.’ at the Making Futures Conference 2017. The conference was hosted in… Read More Presenting at the Making Futures Conference _ South Asian Delegate Hosted by the British Council.
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Then what of the kingfisher that sat beside me yesterday as I dipped my toes in the lake, what of the woodpecker that shared our stories as we chatted, what of the frog that hopped past as I sighed, what of the dragonfly that we saved from the spiders web? … Read More The Fishermen of Bengal
Separated, yes. Lost, no. The undying need to sail away. The reasons for repression. The question of its necessity.
Written for ContextBD http://contextbd.com/bamboo-playscape-experiential-platform-underprivileged-children/ A city with a rapidly growing economy and an equally booming urban development sector, Dhaka, as we all know, faces a harsh deficit in urban spaces for recreation, rest and realization. It is a city undergoing spontaneous growth in order to meet the high demand for housing, leaving no space for… Read More Bamboo Playscape: An Experiential Platform for Underprivileged Children _ In retrospect on the Bamboo Design Workshop coordinated with Paraa.