Use of quality materials, compliance with building codes could ensure sustainable construction

Use of quality materials, compliance with building codes could ensure sustainable construction

The use of quality materials, appropriate site selection and compliance with the national building codes could ensure quality construction and sustainable buildings in Bangladesh, according to experts.

Bangladeshi architect bags prestigious International Baku Architecture Award

Bangladeshi architect bags prestigious International Baku Architecture Award

Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury, architect and Principal of URBANA, has received First prize in the International Baku Architecture Award in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan. The award was given in the category of Best Implemented Project in the architecture of public buildings.

Behemoths and leviathans: The unexplored universe of Zaha Hadid
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Behemoths and leviathans: The unexplored universe of Zaha Hadid

In the past two weeks, social media has made us privy to the mysterious, almost Martian charm of Zaha Hadid's larger-than-life legacy. It is a wonder how her vast body of work had been unknown to so many of us for so long.

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