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Constant Search for Beauty |

An Intersection of Poetic and Pragmatic

Being born and brought up in a ‘middle class’ family within a densely packed community of Dhaka city, in a hegemonic world of aesthetic monotony and disappearing uniqueness, we try to search for beauty in most banal places. The influences we got from our surroundings for appreciating beauty that emerges from a pursuit of pure purpose as well as embraces the intuitions, dreams and memories of people. We try to translate these deep rooted values through inducing deep understanding of the poetic perpetuity of living in the monsoon delta, accommodating the flexibility and openness of the people, through skillful explorations of form, geometry and surfaces that respect the tactility of the hand-crafted.

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Thrive for Inclusivity and Equity |

Connecting People and Place through Place-making

In a world where women are still deprived from basic rights, we thrive to enhance inclusion of women consciously and we find ourselves responsible to provide common ground for people of all social classes, genders, ages and races.  In our practice, we put utmost importance in designing inclusive public spaces that can empower people through providing places that can induce the sense of belongingness and attachment.

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Deep Sensibility with Context and Memory | Architecture as a Landscape Event

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Our works are guided by a deep respect for people and place, their memories, context and culture.  To induce softness and seclusion in a complex and densely packed urban setting we perceive architecture as landscape event, through designing places as an intersection of nature and culture. Through this approach we celebrate seasonal variations, the ever-changing phenomena of our monsoon delta. 

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Geometry, Space and Nature| Intuitive and Skillful Expressions of Form

We believe a beautiful form, if rightly placed in its location, can directly or discreetly impact on shaping the life within and around it. Inherent intuition and acquired skill, both are necessary for the derivation of forms that can intrigue and attach people. In our practice we place elements in the landscape as forms informed by surrounding atmosphere, expressed through bespoke materiality, to be unfolded by the users.

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Crafted Materiality |

Engaging Local Craftsmen, materials and methods

In today’s hegemonic built environment  of vendor oriented machine made aesthetics, we seek the opportunity of engaging local craftsmen through customized and globally informed take on the local material and construction technique. We believe the rigorous involvement of craftsmen for creating a surface can infuse the essence of luxury out of simplest low-cost material. With our team, we explored potential of local material to be expressed with new vocabulary. We have mostly experimented with pigmented concrete, often combined with broken bricks, brick bond patterns, terracotta tiles, natural stones to add tactility and richness. Site found color palette

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Design by Research | Embracing Participatory Approaches and Collaborations

Through our works We prefer to blur the boundary between architecture, art, craft, landscape, and urban design. New expression of traditional material requires research and experimentations. In our practice, we often collaborate with artists, craftsmen along with vendors and other technical persons of the industry for achieving custom made solutions. In particularly for designing public places, we engage ourselves with the users, stake-holders and clients from the phase of inception to the end of construction.

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