Have you always been excited to see the beautiful bamboo structures in ArchDaily, Dezeen, Inhabitat? And then, wondered why they never happen in Dhaka, or more widely Bangladesh? Where bamboo, one of the much acclaimed eco-friendly building material, is found in relative abundance. Why this material is generally limited to making scaffolding and rural homes… Read More BAMBOO DESIGN BUILD PLAY IS BACK!!
Yesterday l was oblivious Today I know a little more But today l wish I was still the ignorant from yesterday At-least l was at peace I did not know how to fix things But today l cannot, even after knowing I am becoming those that l once criticized Those that I once blamed To… Read More Layers
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE CELEBRATING? IF YOU KNEW, WOULD YOU STOP? IF YES, WHY?
The Bamboo Playscape project (http://paraa.org.uk/bamboo/) and the Leedo Transitional Shelter (http://paraa.org.uk/projects/) is now travelling around the world. It is currently being exhibited at the S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum in Basel and will be there till 24. 06. 2018 Drop By if you are around.The Bamboo Playscape project The Leedo Transitional Shelter Thank you to Bengal Institute, Bengal… Read More Paraa Projects Published in the BENGAL STREAM: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh.
From the days of our childhood an unquenchable thirst to be ‘the best’is implanted into our beings by the systems of this world. Our thoughts are tailored, our achievements compared with that of our predecessors and our novels replaced with idealized biographies. Being the best is not the issue at hand, but when the best… Read More Liberal Arts for shaping the world today.
We are excited to be part of the winning pool of the ‘Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture 2017’, a biennial award given by Institute of Architects Bangladesh and Berger. Paraa has been awarded in the urban design and landscape category for its recently completed project the Bamboo Play-scape. The jury wished to mention this… Read More ‘Award for Excellence in Architecture 2017’ by Institute of Architects Bangladesh & Berger
I am excited to share that me and my co author Ruhul Abdin were invited by the Plymouth College of Art to present Paraa’s ongoing research ‘ Unlearning to Learn: Contextualizing Architectural Thinking into Practice _ Paraa’s Approach to Critical Design Thinking & Making.’ at the Making Futures Conference 2017. The conference was hosted in… Read More Presenting at the Making Futures Conference _ South Asian Delegate Hosted by the British Council.
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Then what of the kingfisher that sat beside me yesterday as I dipped my toes in the lake, what of the woodpecker that shared our stories as we chatted, what of the frog that hopped past as I sighed, what of the dragonfly that we saved from the spiders web? … Read More The Fishermen of Bengal