Bengal Stream

S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

Niklaus Graber, Andreas Ruby, Viviane Ehrensberger (ed.)

Bengal Stream

The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh

December 2017

ca. 400 pages, ca. 220 illustrations in colour, bound, 24 x 33 cm

Englisch

ISBN 978-3-85616-843-8

CHF 69.00 / EUR 68,00

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The first publication on contemporary architecture in Bangladesh

> Photographs by Iwan Baan
> Exhibition at the S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum: December 2017 to May 2018
> Exhibition tour to Germany, France, England and Italy in preparation

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has one of the most important buildings of the 20th cen-tury: its parliamentary building by Louis I. Kahn constructed between 1961 and 1982. Little is known, however, about the local architecture scene that has emerged since then. Yet contemporary architecture in Bangladesh exhibits a strong formal idiom that has its roots in tradition and is combined with an innovative handling of local resources such as bamboo and brick.

Alongside texts by Andreas Ruby, Niklaus Graber, Kazi Khaleed, Saif Ul Haque and Syed Manzoorul Islam, the special photographs taken by Iwan Baan for this publication capture the imagination. Bengal Stream takes the reader on a lively architectural journey to a fascinating, and for many, unknown country located between India and Myanmar.
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