Saturday 21 May 2011

Architects wanted at Vitti Sthapati Brindo Ltd

on Saturday 21 May 2011 - 11:07:56 | by admin
The image attached here is the copy of the original circulation from the office.
Dateline for CV submission in on 15th June, 2011
[Submitted by mRs. AhSaN]

Architects wanted at Vitti Sthapati Brinda Ltd

Saturday 14 May 2011

Designing a hypothetical new capital for Australia

on Saturday 14 May 2011 - 14:20:34 | by admin
Urban design discourse should always remain open to multidisciplinary inputs with a vision as open until people call it wild! Since most often we fail to imagine what's going to happen after a 100 years to a city, we are to keep our thoughts rising and shining with wildness to cope up. And here is a competition that would allow us to think again for a city's future, it's for Canberra, the capital of Australia.

The competition is entitled as CAPITheticAL, allowing registration for free for any design professional including architects, urban designers, planners, artists, environmentalists and students to participate from any country. It will be followed by a two stage submission process of design proposals with a cash-prize for winners.
Submission deadline for 1st stage: 31st January 2012

The competition is looking forward to the answers to many questions, including:
-Would you build a new capital today or could the Australian Federation be expressed in a different way?
-Would it be a city in the conventional sense or not? If not, what form might it take?
-What ideas would drive its design and development?
-How would 21st century social, political and environmental factors influence the nature of the city?
-Of what should our national capital consist?

Think, read, explore, brain-storm and jump into design. Here is the link to the competition website, go through for details and for registration:

Thursday 28 April 2011

The First Book on Muzharul Islam's Works Published Followed by an Exhibition

on Thursday 28 April 2011 - 20:20:34 | by admin
Nurur Rahman Khan presenting Muzharul Islam's book to Shamsul Wares

Muzharul Islam is the pioneer architect of Bangladesh and honored as the guru of modern architecture in this region. Although it's our long bad legacy of doing almost nothing about architectural publication in the country, resulting even at least a single book on this master architect was also not there. Someone had to come up and do the due job. Muzharul Islam is now 87, and his physical and mental health is rapidly deteriorating. We are supposed to do something (actually more!) before he leaves us!

A bunch of enthusiastic and passionate fellows recently cobbled up a book on his selected drawings.
Today (28th April, 2011) the book has been opened at the Dhaka Art Center entitled 'Muzharul Islam: Selected Drawings', Authored by Nurur Rahman Khan, published under the banner of Sthapotto-o-Nirman.
Shakil Mahmood helped in photographs and scanning the drawings, the graphics and composition of the book is done by ArchSociety founder Mohammad Tauheed and Sabbir Ahmed, Deanna Alam sorted and compiled the photos in the book.

Architect Nurur Rahman Khan is the devoted enthusiast who initiated the works of making a digital and hard-copy archive of Muzharul Islam's remarkable works in 2005 and thus the Muzharul Islam Archive was created. The Archive is physically hosted in The University of Asia Pacific's Department of Architecture, anyone can visit the archive, browse through high resolution scans of the drawings, read texts and also can see the original copies of the works. See the website of Muzharul Islam Archive:
And he also spent considerable amount of time for collecting and compiling all the works, all the texts wherever published about Muzharul Islam from long, and he is still on it.

A small event is hosted today for the opening of the book and an exhibition has also been opened at the Dhaka Art Center, compiling some breathtaking original drawings of Muzharul Islam. The exhibition will run 3 more days.
If someone is sniffing around with a dissatisfied look on their face about where to find a good piece of work, must see this exhibition. This is called architecture, what Mr. Islam did, go and see yourself.

Nurur Rahman Khan presenting The Audience at Muzharul Islam's book opening

The exhibition on Muzharul Islam's original drawings

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