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!!
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.
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
Written for ContextBD http://contextbd.com/bamboo-playscape-experiential-platform-underprivileged-children/ A city with a rapidly growing economy and an equally booming urban development sector, Dhaka, as we all know, faces a harsh deficit in urban spaces for recreation, rest and realization. It is a city undergoing spontaneous growth in order to meet the high demand for housing, leaving no space for… Read More Bamboo Playscape: An Experiential Platform for Underprivileged Children _ In retrospect on the Bamboo Design Workshop coordinated with Paraa.
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Architectural Design Cell, Department of Architecture, BRAC University and GHORAMI.JON in collaboration with BRAC Institute of Development Studies, has taken the initiative to ‘rethink’ the design strategies of a series of existing ‘Play Centers’ for the vulnerable children of Bangladesh. The purpose of this project is build spaces that bridge the existing gap in local… Read More Exploring Environment Friendly and Cost Effective Designs of Play Centers for the Children of the Economically Challenged
Recycling to make space for climbers; perfume and oil bottles. Some new leaves in winter… Image 1 was taken on 12.10.2016. Image 2 and 3 today, 11.11.2016. They are growing. Money plants get their name from the shape; being heart-shaped and rounded they are believed to look like coins! Thus, the believe that a household which… Read More New Life!
A student design charrette hosted by Paraa in collaboration with LEEDO which transformed a place of negligence (image 1) to a place of play and gardening (image 2) LEEDO, (Local Education and Economic Development Organization – LEEDO – is a nonprofit local charity, working to improve the lives of vulnerable urban children, especially those living… Read More The ‘Play-Garden’