2017 has been an important year for architect Rafiq Azam: after the 2017 gold medal from the Arcasia Awards for Architecture for the design of a family tomb in Noakhali, the studio has been awarded a new title.
On 11th September Shatotto architecture for green living and its founder, architect Rafiq Azam, won theCityscape Awards for Emerging Markets 2017 in Dubai, in the “Residential - Medium to High Rise Project Award – Built” category, in which the residential project to receive the award is the South Huda's Skyline created in Gulshan.
In the pages of Floornature we have presented many of the studio’s residential projects. Here is a short selection, starting withthe exclusive interview with Mara Corradi of Floornature and with the video interview by Mara Corradi and Roberto Ronchi. Continuing with architecture, we start with the above-mentioned family tomb in Noakhali in Southern Bangladesh, linked to a reflection on the concept of life as transitory on earth towards the elsewhere. We continue with residential architecture like theMeghna Residence, the SA Residence in Dhaka and the Mamun Residence in Chittagong, where the architect uses concrete, brick, water and greenery in a special way to outline his idea of sustainability..
Images courtesy of Shatotto