Dhaka Architectural Travel Guide
126 x 184mm
Adnan Morshed and Nesfun Nahar Nipa
South Asia Architectural Travel Guides
DAC DHAKA ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE
This guidebook focuses on 25 buildings in the capital city of Bangladesh, representing different architectural phases since the Mughal era, starting in the early 17th century, to the contemporary Bait ur Rouf Mosque, nominated for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The aim is to narrate the stories of the city through the buildings that played transformative roles in its architectural formation. The featured buildings communicate larger ideas of the city’s building tradition, represent an architectural trend, influence the architectural scene, and offer a spatial story on the evolution of the city. As a traveler’s resource, this guidebook combines the nuanced architectural and urban history of these buildings, along with maps, drawings, pictures, and practical information.
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Altrim’s Dhaka guide provides an excellent overview of a collection of important buildings in Dhaka. I found the descriptions and drawings to be very clear providing an interesting framework to understand the architecture and the city as a whole. The book covers a wide range of projects over many centuries of the city’s history allowing for the contemporary work to sit in an appropriate historic context. Highly recommended!
Randhir Singh, Architectural Photography (Delhi-New York)