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"Shabuj Pata"

Eco Community

Project: "Shobuj Pata" Eco Community
Client: Rupayan Housing Estate Ltd.
Program: Culture Retail Commercial Residential
Size: 568,568 sm
Type: Masterplanning and Architectural Design
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Year: 2011
Collaborators: JET + JCI Architects

Status: Concept, OAA (Ontario Association of Architects) Award for "Best Concept"

 The Interior and exterior spaces become interchangeable as the architecture has use landscape as the architecture. With building and envelope designs guided by vernacular textures and vegetation, the development becomes an extension of the natural landscape, creating a hybrid of habitable spaces within architecture and nature. The concept of embracing and bringing in the Bengali landscape into the development is manifested in design elements throughout, from the ground up to the rooftops.