Shades of Green; Poetry to Responsibility

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Posted on: July 2nd, 2021

Shades of Green; Poetry to Responsibility

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About The talk:

Md. Rafiq Azam’s architecture is a fusion of tradition, nature, and mysticism with significant harmony. The use of plants and roof gardens, blending various materials with simplicity in expression, reviving traditional elements from old Dhaka, for example, elimination of boundary walls that segregate humans from buildings are distinctive features of his designs. Tiny elements of nature are adorned in his building with poetic beauty and HOUSE to him is not just an abode for humans but a nest for butterflies and birds too. Rafiq’s mastery in using light and shadow, water, and air inside and outside the building is influenced by such mysticism as cited by Lalon and Tagore. His green architecture is not a mere mechanism of energy saving rather it seems like an inspiring process of energy gaining.

About Rafiq Azam:

Rafiq Azam is a 1989 graduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). His practice name is “SHATOTTO architecture for green living” since May 1995. In 2004, Rafiq Azam participated in “Glenn Murcutt Master Class” and was selected as one of the ten emerging designers of the world by “Urban Land”, USA in 2008. As a visiting faculty, he has taught at the National University of Singapore, NED Karachi, Jadavpur University India, BRAC University, University of Asia Pacific, North South University Dhaka, and Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka. He is one of the internationally acclaimed architects from Bangladesh and has won many international and national awards. 

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