Skira Editore


di AA.VV.
a cura di Rosa Maria Falvo

RAFIQ AZAM. Architecture for Green Living

The first ever monograph on contemporary architectural practice in Bangladesh, dedicated to international award-winning architect Mohammad Rafiq Azam

Rafiq Azam is a world-renowned architect, who recently received the LEAF 2012 Residential Building of the Year Award at the London Design Festival. His holistic approach incorporates all the elements of nature, harnessing its beauty and potential in very practical ways. From a uniquely Bangladeshi perspective, his designs reflect the synergies of living environments. Considering the planning conditions of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, Azam’s architectural language is quintessential, with traditional courtyards, ghats, and ample internal and external greenery, merging rural typologies in an intensely urban context. Designing exquisite water bodies and natural light rooms with unfolding wall systems, Azam emphasises the subtle interrelationships of ambience, form and function. With more than 300 images, sketches, and aerial views, alongside watercolours and poetry, this exceptionally beautiful and original book offers a unique introduction to a visionary architect and Bangladeshi contemporary living and culture.

With a Forward by Kerry Hill / Texts by Kazi Khaled Ashraf, Philip Goad, Rosa Maria Falvo, and Syed Manzoorul Islam

> Rafiq Azam is the founding architect of ‘Shattoto’, an international architecture firm based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Also a respected lecturer and painter, he was a finalist twice for the Aga Khan Award and a repeat winner of the World Architecture Community Award. Rosa Maria Falvo is a writer and curator, and Skira’s international commissions editor, specializing in Asian contemporary art and photography. Kerry Hill is an acclaimed Australian architect and an influential figure in South East Asia, completing some of the most ambitious projects in this region. Kazi Khaled Ashraf is a Bangladeshi architect and historian, based at the University of Hawaii. Philip Goad is a professor of architecture and deputy dean of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Syed Manzoorul Islam is a Bangladeshi writer and professor of English at the University of Dhaka.

> Rosa Maria Falvo is a writer and curator, specialising in Asian contemporary art and photography. Kerry Hill is an acclaimed Australian architect and influential figure in South East Asia. Kazi Khaled Ashraf is a Bangladeshi historian at the University of Hawaii. Philip Goad is the Deputy Dean of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Syed Manzoorul Islam is an acclaimed Bangladeshi writer and professor at the University of Dhaka.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 25x30
Pagine: 336
Immagini a colori: 328
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2013
ISBN: 9788857217802