“On occasion, an artist is not only from, but of, a place. Imbued with the very spirit of a locale, and thus inspired to return the favour. Such is the nature of the relationship between the legendary architect Foyez Ullah, and Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka.”
FOYEZ ULLAH: DHAKA’S TROPICAL EXPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE
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FOYEZ ULLAH DHAKA’S TROPICAL EXPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE
Acknowledgment by Mohammad Foyez Ullah
Introduction, Interview & Project Descriptions by Vladimir Belogolovsky
Essay by Professor Shamsul Wares
Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
Dhaka is a city rich with history; borne of eclecticism, and its tremendous growth post-independence has been extraordinary, both culturally and architecturally. From the early Mughal architecture to the Indo-Saracenic style of the colonial era, to the sheets of steel and glass that characterize a modern metropolis, there’s an aesthetic battle for the city’s very soul being waged.
Foyez Ullah has played an active role in this conversation for nearly three decades, weaving a tapestry of work within Dhaka’s realm that declutters its chaotic whims and sets revealing insight into context-specific architectural response.
Through a series of his architectural benchmarks, as well as texts from the architectural critics Vladimir Belogolovsky and Shamsul Wares, this volume posits a framework for responsive and contextual architecture for Dhaka in the 21st century.
DHAKA’S TROPICAL EXPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE
Book Size: 9.05 x 11.60 in / 230 x 295 mm