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street facade materials..anything serious!
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atul
Mon Nov 06 2006, 05:06am Print
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how abt defining while assigning the street facade materials? brick..concrete..jali..metal grills...is it all about functions or smart ppl understands much more than that?

say in my project i want to think abt materails i shd assign on walls and peripheries, but yet to understand the quality it will define in various context.

how material can define spirituality??
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NEO
Mon Nov 06 2006, 10:46pm
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To me street facedes are guava trees of neigbors with thousands of ripe guavas in that. When I would think of a street facade in depth, then i would follow the so-called post-modernist concepts : "memories" "childhood" "neighborhood" etc.
What I miss today in our so-called new Dhaka is the intimate trees, guava, coconut, mango... now in all the down towns or CBDs streets facades are not 'intimate'. What they show in their facads by materials are:"'we are here just to grab the coins from your pocket... come come spend some money here..." nothing else.

So I think, when you are dealing with a project like this.. where the heritage and culture is very related, there the 'smooth intimacy' should try to regain through the facade materials. The material wich will help me to recall my memories. Which will help to tell my son "see my boy, when i was in your age we had also a wall like this near our house, and we were used to climb over it then hang on through the guava branches." ....this much intimate it should be.... Edited Mon Nov 06 2006, 10:51pm
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atul
Tue Nov 07 2006, 12:12am
Registered Member #73 Joined: Wed Jul 12 2006, 10:32am
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hmm. essence was clear, but the implementation is not. see, when you try to recollect the memories you need to compile it frst. then the materials, i mean i want to hav ideas...on things like this....do u think bricks can narrate heavy masses while concrete can lighten things up...???


but nice thinking neo. i loved it!
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NEO
Wed Nov 08 2006, 12:22am
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Concrete may lighten up only when you use some subtle breaks in the facade. If your builders are extremely skilled to make very good quality fare-face concrete facades without any visual break then it may look massive (of course it depends on the context). We may think of some subtle groove lines or the shutter wholes filled with stainless still bolts etc.
On the other hand brick is always 'intimate'. Edited Wed Nov 08 2006, 01:45pm
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atul
Sat Dec 02 2006, 09:01pm
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wht is a about a good landscape formula in our dhk context? i wonder how we react with other ppl. through roaming around and sitting amidst crowd? or by thinking nostalgic.

our atleast 400 yrs old pride 'dhaka' is changing... right???:)
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NEO
Sun Dec 03 2006, 04:58pm
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Mughal... Mughal... Mughal concepts of landscaping is the most perfect for Dhaka.
We should follow the examples like Shalimar Garden, Chaar Baghs etc.
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