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NEO
Wed Jul 25 2007, 10:16pm
Admin Registered Member #4 Joined: Thu Aug 04 2005, 04:54am
: Dhaka
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My thesis site is in Chapai-Nawabganj Bangladesh. Designing a Polytechnic Insitute there as my thesis project.
However, near my site there's a village of potters (কুমার পাড়া) at Baroghoria. Two weeks ago I went to my site again for surveying. Beside working on my site I took some photos here & there & near the কুমার পাড়া. Here are some of those photos:


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After the flood attack of '98 mud construction is a rare scenario in this area now. Photo shows the informal corner entry of typical rural vernacular homestead of Bangladesh.


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Outer rooms are often turning into workshops or shops for selling their products.


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Finishing and drying up of potteries


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Shop within homestead


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Shops beside the street


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One of the important uses of the courtyards... paddy being processed to become rice


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The weekly village market (হাট)


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Rickshaw vans are busy for the transportation for this temporary weekly marketplace


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Pottery shops


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The river-side paddy fields on the silted land by the villages


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Oh I wish I could jump in...!


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I think it's tough to design a project in a site near places like these....! Huhh I'm now into this tough job!
I wish I could learn at least some basic of rationality, cost efficiency, and a naturally sustainable development from these vernacular things! They are the boss, the nature made them the boss of all short of sustainability in life and in structures. [/html] Edited Wed Jul 25 2007, 10:38pm
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NEO
Mon Aug 20 2007, 09:11pm
Admin Registered Member #4 Joined: Thu Aug 04 2005, 04:54am
: Dhaka
Posts: 666
My preliminary crit is coming next week... ha ha ha
Now what I'm doing in design is just trying to give 'apertures' from the courtyards to these ultimate views. Its becoming tough although. As the fusion of introverted courtyards and the view towards the river at the same time is becoming tough. River view requiring linear arrangements of buildings in master-plan, but to retain the vernacular character in my design it requires a fusion of courtyards and the apertures towards the river simultaneously.
Pray for me guys....
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silent dark
Tue Aug 21 2007, 01:34pm
Registered Member #78 Joined: Tue Jul 18 2006, 05:42am
: Dhaka
Posts: 49
work_____work_____work_____& work................

that's the only suggestion for u my dear brother....

all the best.......for ur preliminary..........
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Ar.Taz
Wed Aug 22 2007, 05:59pm
Registered Member #265 Joined: Tue Oct 03 2006, 08:50am
: Dhaka
Posts: 53
Hey .. bro.. I luv the picx.. maybe I'll draw some of those for my water colors...:)
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tessellar
Fri Aug 24 2007, 04:45pm
Registered Member #693 Joined: Wed Jul 25 2007, 03:44am
: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 9
This is a 'kampong' houses of Kedah, a state in the north of peninsula Malaysia. This well- preserved house, were relocated to a park in front of the State Secretariat Office. The frame and wall cladding is made of local hardwoods - assembled without using nails - and the roof is made of 'attap' weaved from palm fronds.



We all love traditional architecture, but timber is getting more and more expensive. Per square meter of sawn hardwood can cost 20 times more than concrete. Attap roofs are notoriously leaky.



These houses are highly ventilated and the lightweight structure has little thermal mass. They are 'ambient' houses that follow the surrounding outdoor temperature. That is fine in the shady countryside. In hotter town areas that suffer from the heat island effect, they can get uncomfortably warm.



It is right that these house are conserved, but for housing today, they serve as inspiration rather than solutions.

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