AIA CES: 1.5 LU|HSW
When:?5:30 PM – 8:00 PM MONDAY, JULY 28
Where:?At The Center
Rafiq Azam?is the principal of SHATOTTO architecture for green living, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He will introduce us to his work and city, which is also home to works by Louis Kahn. Azam?s ?green? is not about global ratings or the current sustainability trend. It is his response to the sky, water, and vegetation that surround him and his city. There is an apparent simplicity in Azam?s work that disguises and belies a complex fabric revealing the wonders of the cosmos. ?Shatotto? in Bangla means ?doing something continuously.? Azam creates spaces and structures for one?s senses and thoughts in the context of South Asia?s past and future. His presentation will coincide with the New York introduction of his monograph by SKIRA, the first ever published about a Bangladeshi architect.
Reception: 5:30 – 6:00 PM
Lecture: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Lance Brown, FAIA, 2014 AIANY President
Umberto Dindo, FAIA, Committee Chair, Architecture for Education
Rafiq Azam, Principal SHATOTTO-architecture for green living, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rosa Maria Falvo, International commissions editor for SKIRA
Price:?Free for AIA and Asia Society members, and for students; $10 for non-members
Sponsored by:?AIANY Committee on Architecture for Education
Supported by: Asia Society New York
It?s messy but it?s home
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Earlier books have been by Shahidul Alam, Kazi Ghiyasuddin, Safiuddin?Ahmed and Zainul Abedin.
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Rafiq Azam Architecture for Green Living
The first ever monograph on contemporary architectural practice in Bangladesh, dedicated to international-award-winning architect Mohammad Rafiq Azam. Continue reading “”
Rafiq Azam the architect for the Drik Gallery and Terrace as well as the upcoming Pathshala Building has been shortlisted for the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards.
12 Jun 2012
LEAF Awards 2012 Shortlist
Mixed – Use Building of the year