Chronicling the architectural birthright of Asia


Eager pattern students have been thronging the exhibition, patrician ‘ARCASIA Heritage’, during the Nalini Kanta Bhattasalli Gallery, National Museum in Dhaka. The appearance of academics of the dialect of pattern from assorted universities is additionally noticeable. The six-day exhibition, featuring photographs of as great as introductions to the vital architectural sites of seventeen Asian countries, together with Bangladesh, was inaugurated with the book launch upon Jul 17. The muster has been orderly by Bangladesh Architect Institute (BAI), in organisation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The muster wraps up today.

The book, in twin volumes, is additionally patrician “ARCASIA Heritage”, as great as was denounced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Dipu Moni, who seemed really penetrating upon the photographs upon the book. The book launch additionally saw the appearance of diplomats, ambassadors as great as eminent architects of the country.

This book aims to deliver the readers to the opposite preference of architectural birthright via Asia: from the antiquated Wari-Bateshwar (Narsingdi, Bangladesh) to the ? la mode state of the art buildings. The edifices have been comparison both for their ancestral worth as great as for their architectural significance, sensitive Professor Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed, who edited the book. According to him, the book has been written to give the readers an ubiquitous outlook of the architectural movements over the centuries in this partial of the world. “Each comparison make up signifies the sold duration of architectural achievement, from very old to complicated age. The initial partial of the proclamation comforts sites in 8 countries whilst the second comforts those in 9 countries,” he said. The book starts with photos as great as descriptions of the poignant architectural sites in Bangladesh.

Architects Regional Council Middle East (ARCASIA) is the height of seventeen National Institutes of Architects from as many Asian countries. Besides Bangladesh, the pick partial of countries of ARCASIA embody China, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand as great as Philippines. Bangladeshi designer Mobashsher Hossain, who had been the boss of ARCASIA for the last twin years, had been of outrageous benefit during the proclamation of the book, asserted Ahmed.

The exhibition, nonetheless the vital pull for architects as great as pattern enthusiasts, should beget seductiveness in the story of birthright sites in anyone. The book, however, is the utterly expensive: BDT 10,000 for twin volumes.

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