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Project: Teach For Bangladesh
Design: Studio Dhaka
Principal Architect: Muhammad Muniruzzaman
Location: Gulshan-Niketon Link Road, Bangladesh
Discover "Studio Dhaka," a unique architectural masterpiece in the heart of Dhaka city, captured through the lens of renowned photographer, Asif Salman. Standing out amidst the concrete high-rises, this environment-friendly edifice breathes life through its natural resources like trees, plants, sun, wind, rain, and shadows. Completed in 2017, Studio Dhaka celebrates sustainability with gas-burnt bricks, corrugated CI & plastic sheets, custom-made steel frames, and cement finish floors, offering a refreshing counterpoint to the city's corporate skyline. Explore the building's ingenious design that minimizes circulation, creating semi-open spaces adorned with natural and man-made landscapes, including an amphitheater and a lily pond. Each pod in the structure doubles as a workspace and a common area, inviting interactive sessions, meetings, or quiet reflection amidst a backdrop of nature. From preserving the existing trees to designing seating arrangements under the tree canopies, Studio Dhaka truly weaves nature into its architectural narrative. Enjoy the lively outdoor space, perfect for discussions, meetings, or just soaking in the tranquil atmosphere. Embrace the contrast of this eco-friendly structure in a concrete jungle, a testament to innovative and sustainable design.
Teach For Bangladesh, founded by Maimuna Ahmad in 2012, strives to end educational disparities. From 12 Fellows teaching in Dhaka in 2014, the initiative has expanded to 150 Fellows across Dhaka and Chattogram by 2019. In 2021, it extended to secondary schools and remote areas, attracting over 12,000 applicants. The program boasts 200+ alumni contributing to education as leaders, educators, and policy advocates, advancing an equitable education system.
architectural photography by Asif Salman
© 2019 | Do not use or publish these photographs without any prior permission from the photographer.
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