A 'superficial regionalism' and a 'cut-paste of magazine architecture' are what define most houses for the newly wealthy of Bangladesh, according to the architects of this project. Given their own opportunity to build for 'one of the rich and famous', they wanted to offer a riposte to this trend. Their design is not a 'mini-mansion', but a 'pavilion in a garden' that houses three generations of a family. The structure is conventional - post-and-beam with brick infill walls - but it is clad in local off-white sandstone and incorporates many local crafts, such as handmade terrazzo tiles, timberwork and wrought iron.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 310 m²; combined floor area: 1,285 m²; total site area: 792 m²