The catalog “BENGAL STREAM – The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh”, the first publication on contemporary architecture in Bangladesh is available for pre-ordering at Christoph Merian Verlag. The catalog accompanies the upcoming show at the SAM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum.
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has one of the most important buildings of the 20th century: 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.
The book is available for pre-order at: Christoph Merian Verlag – Publications