Category Archives: Heritage Sites

Heritage Sites

Newspaper References
  • Ancient Artifacts Found in Naogaon – The Daily Star 

Four Fourteen bronze-made Gautama Buddha sculptures and some other artifacts, including an ancient brick-built structure with a lotus-shaped inflorescence have been found recently during an excavation at Jagaddal Budhha Bihar archaeological site of Dhamurhat upazila, some sixty five kilometers away from Naogaon district town.

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 Ancient artifacts found in Naogaon

Several artifacts found during excavation at Jagaddal Budhha Bihar archaeological site in Naogaon.  Photo: MUKUL HOSSAIN

  • Centuries-old Bungalow Enlisted for Demolition- The Daily Star 

One of Chittagong city’s colonial-era buildings is facing the threat of demolition as Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) recently published a list of 57 “risky” buildings, including the aforementioned one, which it plans to tear down.

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The two-storey “Malumder Kather Bungalow”, one of the few colonial-era buildings believed to date back before 1859, in South Middle Halishahar of Chittagong city. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

  • Construction of Court Building by Filling up Historic Pond Stayed- The Daily Star 

The High Court (HC) has stayed construction of a 10-storey court building by filling up a 150-year-old pond in Barisal city.

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COURT ORDER SAVES HISTORIC POND ; Photo: STAR  Correspondent, Barisal

Encroachments Spoil Rabindra Kacharibari – The Daily Star 

Rabindra Kacharibari at Shahzadpur in Sirajganj is gradually losing its beauty as construction activities and encroachment close in on the archaeological site.

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 Encroachments spoil Rabindra Kacharibari

A cloth market close to the backyard wall of Rabindra Kacharibari in Sirajganj. Photo: Star



Editorial/ Newspaper Article
  • A WALK DOWN Historic Lane – The Daily Star 

Urban Study Group (USG), an organisation that campaigns for the conservation of architectural and urban heritage of Old Dhaka, arranges heritage walks, named Puran (old) Dhaka Walks. The guided-walks are conducted by trained volunteers with Taimur Islam, an architect and the Chief Executive of USG.

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A WALK DOWN history lane

Photo: Sazzad Ibn Sayed 


Report/ Thesis Paper
  • 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School – Author: Matthew Frederick

Author’s Note 

Certainties for architecture students are few. The architecture curriculum is a perplexing and unruly beast, involving long hours, dense texts, and frequently obtuse instruction. If the lessons of architecture are fascinating (and they are), they are also fraught with so many exceptions and caveats that students can easily wonder if there is anything concrete to learn about architecture at all.
The nebulousness of architectural instruction is largely necessary. Architecture is, after all, a creative field, and it is understandably difficult for instructors of design to concertize lesson plans out of fear of imposing unnecessary limits on the creative process. The resulting open-endlessness provides students a ride down many fascinating new avenues, but often with a feeling that architecture is built on quicksand rather than on solid earth.
This book aims to firm up the foundation of the architecture studio by providing  rallying points upon which the design process may thrive. The following lessons in design, drawing, creative process, and presentation first came to me as barely discernible glimmers through the fog of my own education. But in the years I have spent since as a practitioner and educator, they have become surely brighter and clearer. And the questions they address have remained the central questions of architectural education: my own students show me again and again that the questions and confusions of architecture school are near universal.
I invite you to leave this book open on the desktop as you work in the studio, to keep in your coat pocket to read on public transit, and to peruse randomly when in need of a jump-start in solving an architectural design problem. Whatever you do with the lessons that follow, be that grateful I am not around to point out the innumerable exceptions and caveats to each of them.

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Journal / Seminar Paper
  • Green roof and its Impact on Urban Environmental sustainability: The Case in Bangladesh –  Author: Rumana Rashid, Md. Hamdan Bin Ahmed, Md. Sayem Khan 


Bangladesh has experienced high economic growth accompanied by rapid urbanization. Urban growth resulted in tremendous increase of energy consumption in building. To justify the usefulness of sustainable green roof strategy is reducing energy consumption. It also encouraged researcher for conducting this research work. The analysis of actual thermal performance of the green roof can provide the information on effectiveness of applying on contemporary houses in Bangladesh. The objective of this research is to evaluate the thermal performance of green roof on residential building in Bangladesh. Imperial studies were performing through measured of internal and external air  temperature and humidity data. Findings of the research result show that the green application on building was tend to experience lower indoor temperature then the original outdoor temperature. Maximum indoor and outdoor temperature difference was recorded 6.8°C during field study. So this research work is providing an introduction or preliminary guide line for thermally responsive architecture on the basis of thermal performance of the green application system in Bangladesh. It also provides a sustainable, energy saving, comfortable and healthy environment. Green application on residential building is more appropriate into the contemporary building as a thermal comfort strategy for the modern design of Bangladesh.

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  • How Can the Architect Contribute to a Sustainable World? (Proceeding of a Conference, at Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, Wisconsin; August 24 – 26, 2001) 


Buildings produce half of all greenhouse gases and account for one-sixth of the world’s freshwater withdrawals, one-quarter of its wood harvest and two fifths of its material and energy flows. One in three buildings in this country, according to the USEPA, has less than healthy indoor air quality. By several estimates, we will double the size of the built environment over the next twenty to forty years. For these reasons there is a critical and immediate need to shift thinking on how the built environment is designed. To reduce environmental impact, protect public health and improve environmental equity and justice, we must change principles for building practice. Designers in general and architects in particular should play a high profile leadership role in this transformation.

Second Nature undertook to support this leadership strategy by developing a program to work with architecture and design schools across the country. We initiated the program by organizing and facilitating this conference at Wingspread, in Racine, Wisconsin in August 2001. It builds on the substantial and innovative foundation developed by others over the past decade. These include projects such as EASE at Ball State University, Vital Signs at University of California, Berkeley, the work of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), the work of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and American Institute of Architects – Committee on the Environment (AIACOTE).

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