The Bangladesh Chancery Complex project by architect Rafiq Azam, founder of Shatotto architecture for green living, is one of four finalists for the MIPIM Award in the "Best Futura Project" category. Let us take a look at projects by the Bengali architect published in the pages of Floornature and Livegreenblog.
Rafiq Azam tells Floornature that he came to architecture via painting, still an important component of his philosophy of design. His work takes form when he is completely immersed in the spirit of a place to the point that he falls in love with it. His studio, Shatotto Architecture for green living, is based in Dhaka and works primarily in Bangladesh, where there is an urgent need for greenery in the city.
A key representative of a new form of architecture that combines natural elements with cement, Rafiq Azam completed his most recent home in the centre of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. The strong contrast between the artificial and the natural represents an attempt to create something unique despite the degradation of the city around it.
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