The site for the project was in Gilachora, Sylhet in the close vicinity of Hakaluki haor. In the midst of blissful nature I tried to create a simple and humble home that doesn’t impose on the existing landscape ,rather be a backdrop from where you can indulge yourself into nature itself.
The homestead consists of three separate blocks that comprises to make a village “Uthan” where families gather,children play and all the social activities occur.This uthan is the main focal point of the home and can be easily accessed from all three blocks.
I drew my inspiration from Akbar’s “fatehpur Sikri” which uses passage ways to connect various buildings and maintain privacy.The living quarters will enjoy privacy in the backyards as well as easy access to Uthan.
The site for the project is located in the district of Joypurhat, under the division of Rajshahi. It is located in Panchbibi Thana, Ayma Rasulpur Union. name of the village is Khashbatta. The client of this project is a 70 years old man for his extended family consisting of a total 18 members. Client lives with one of his son and three of his sons lives seperately with their family in a close proximity in present condition.
Due to extensive economic development and introduction of technology and electrical equipments, change has been seen in the family and surrounding environment in a great extent in last few decades. With the enlargement of family, family members specially the children of client built their own house and the former connection between the spaces that was present in earlier days is lost with time.
Recently with the extensive industrialization in the area, brick and concrete roof is the most common and available and socially accepted material. So, I choose brick and concreate as my building material. Plastering and fake decoration is felt unnecessary, so I choose exposed brick as main building material.
Existing waterbodies lost their importance and use with time. In earlier days the central pond was one of the main social gathering space and used for various purposes but in present day it has lost it’s pride. I tried re genarate the pond by making it a part of the landscape and built form. which will ensure the connection between user and nature.
Various tree and vegetation is present all around the site. main tree and historically and environmentally important trees are kept in place and I tried to minimize the cutting down of tree.
BAZAR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Cox’s Bazar is the longest sea beach in
the world. The concept of the airport terminal building is generated from or
inspired by wave. The basic definition of is that, it transmits or transfers
energy and information. An airport terminal is such a space where passenger
transfers between ground transportation and aircraft.
The form is also inspired from wave. The
directional change of water wave with respect to sunlight creates a soothing
pattern inside the wave. This inspires the internal space of the terminal
building to have such ambience and, it is brought by creating shade- shadow
pattern inside the terminal due to space truss system with respect to sunlight.
LOW OF SPACE:
The internal space flow is made in such a way that the ambience of wave can be felt from all the
floors and spaces by the combination of solids and voids. This also creates
visual connection of one space to another.
The visual connectivity helps the passenger to feel the rush
of the airport but also soothens his mind by shade shadow pattern and its
change with the change in daytime.
Structural system comprises tree column connected to space
truss system joined with ball joint
Metal frame holds 3 aluminium plates located on South, East
and West. Only the North has glass plate to permit northern light.
Designing an Airport in Cox’s Bazar, worlds longest sea
beach guided to do something in respect to the sea. Thus the concept of this
International Airport conforms with the
visualization of series of waves and engulfing into it to give an
experience of journey through the long waves. It appears as a series of
turbulent waves coming towards the front from a distance and in depth a person
goes he may feel like merging into the waves.
Structure is mainly steel beams with concrete columns and
purlins through the beams.
ETFE foils on the steel beam structure has been used to
build the large span.
The building mass is North south oriented and the ridge valley gaps between two steel beams are used for welcoming light.They are shaded intensionally to diffuse the daylight.
Cox’s Bazaar is one of the most disaster prone area of Bangladesh. The site for the airport terminal building is very close to the coast and there is no barrier from the storm wind and cyclones that happens very frequently in that area. My first challenge was to make a building form that can sustain the heavy wind flow and air pressure that forms during cyclones and similar disasters. To reduce the air pressure and force of wind I minimized the building surface in the direction of wind. Further breaking the form the passageway of air was created.
To sustain the heavy upward air pressure during cyclone the structure was cross beamed which have maximized the stability of the entire form.
Organic green spaces throughout the building ensures the connection of passengers and nature and gives the opportunity to escape from the hectic activities of a terminal building. .
My main objective was to improve PASSENGER EXPERIENCE and provide a space ingretated with the surounding lush greenaries. I zoned the areas according to their functional requirements cut SLITS of vegetation between them thus providing the passengers a space for RELIEF AFTER STRESSFUL LONG QUEUES. The bays connecting the separate masses will serve as a relaxation and socializing zone for passengers.360DEGREES runway view from the departure lounges is achieved through JUXTAPOSITIONING the height of the masses and creates a FORM BASED HIERARCHY AND UNIQUES VISTAS from different parts of the terminal.The service areas of the terminal receives ample sunlight thus providing a HEALTHY WORKING SPACE for the employees.
Objectives of this project was- 1. To Understand the transformation of ideas into reality. 2. To learn various steps of designing, model making, producing drawing and finally constructing in real scale 3. To have an exposure to the domain of architecture with simple functions related to basic human movejaninament.