NYC - Architecture as a Way of Life and Placemaking


5:30 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, JULY 28
Center for Architecture

Rafiq Azam is the principal of SHATOTTO architecture for green living, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  He will introduce us to his work this city, which is also home to works by Louis Kahn.  Azam’s “green” is not about global ratings or the current sustainability trend.  It is his response to the sky, water, and vegetation that surround him and his city.  There is an apparent simplicity in Azam’s work that disguises and belies a complex fabric revealing the wonders of the cosmos.  “Shatotto” in Bangla means “doing something continuously.”  Azam creates spaces and structures for one’s senses and thoughts in the context of South Asia’s past and future.  His presentation will coincide with the New York introduction of his monograph by SKIRRA, the first ever published about a Bangladeshi architect.

Reception: 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Lecture: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Opening remarks
Lance Brown, FAIA, 2014 AIANY President

Umberto Dindo, FAIA, Committee Chair, Architecture for Education

Price: Free for AIA and Asia Society members, and for students; $10 for non-members
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