Pavilion Apartment
Dhaka, Bangladesh
The architects' own apartment occupies the top two floors of a building they have designed. It combines the typology of the courtyard house with the concept of the pavilion - a space open on all sides, to allow maximum interaction with nature. The main construction materials are recycled: old brick and travertine marble (offcuts from a project completed in 1989). The timber formwork for the in situ concrete came from dismantling the container for the elevator installed in the building.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

See also:

"URBANA." Worldview Website. http://worldviewcities.org/dhaka/urbana.html. [Accessed January 18, 2007]
Location
Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Events
2002
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 516 m²; total site area: 669 m²
Variant Names
Pavilion Apartment
Architects' own residence
Variant
A5
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Building Usages
apartment building
residential
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project