Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has one of the most important buildings of the 20th cen-tury: its parliamentary building by Louis I. Kahn constructed between 1961 and 1982. Little is known, however, about the local architecture scene that has emerged since then. Yet contemporary architecture in Bangladesh exhibits a strong formal idiom that has its roots in tradition and is combined with an innovative handling of local resources such as bamboo and brick.
Alongside texts by Andreas Ruby, Niklaus Graber, Kazi Khaleed, Saif Ul Haque and Syed Manzoorul Islam, the special photographs taken by Iwan Baan for this publication capture the imagination. Bengal Stream takes the reader on a lively architectural journey to a fascinating, and for many, unknown country located between India and Myanmar.
First published by Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel
- December 2, 2017 to June 24, 2018, S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum/Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Switzerland
- November 22, 2018 to March 3, 2019, Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture, Bordeaux, France
- June 7, 2019 to October 20, 2019, DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Detail: Bauen in Bangladesh: Bengal Stream im Deutschen Architekturmuseum, June 11, 2019
- The Riba Journal: Bengal moment: the architects of Bangladesh, January 25, 2018
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Christoph Merian (January 11, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.8 x 13.2 inches