Frank Lloyd Wright and his chief draftsman, John H. Howe, drew this image of Fallingwater in 1937.
Photo: The Frank Lloyd Wright Fdn, AZ / Art Resource, NY / Scala, Florence. © ARS, NY and DACS, London.
D I F F U S I O N
“Should Architecture fade, diffuse?”
As a discipline, Architecture should no longer be thought in terms of objects. Structures, walls, facades are only modalities of architecture, but never its finality. After what design comes?
An architect can overwhelm the observable escalation in the design of contemporary architecture by introducing new events, situations, dialectic situations, and experiences, between inside and outside, free and available spaces in-between. Sometimes, Architects make architecture fade, disappear. They make it melt within the territory, blurring the lines between architecture and landscape, between physicality and immateriality, between presence and absence.
In this competition, participants are asked to respond to this theme and interpret their ideas about melting space i.e. diffusion through bold imaging (sketch/ illustration/ visualization) without any narrations.
Sheikh Ahsan Ullah Mojumder
Department of Architecture, BUET
Reesham Shahab Tirtho
Architect | Illustrator | Cartoonist | Graphic Designer
Architect at Studio Terracotta
Former Lecturer at State University of Bangladesh
RETHINKING SOCIAL INTERACTION SPACES
Our cities and buildings have always been shaped by diseases. It was cholera that influenced the modern street grid through the introduction of sewage systems that required the roads above them to be wider and straighter, along with new zoning laws to prevent overcrowding. Similarly, Pandemics like the Black Death, the Great Plague of London, the San Francisco plague, the Spanish flu, and others have a history of shaping cities and urban spaces and to what extent will cities be changed from the current pandemic is still uncertain.
In this COVID-19 situation of self-isolation, with shops shuttered, offices abandoned and urban centers reduced to ghost towns, participants are asked to rethink or design any kind of social space that might add value in Post-COVID-Transition. The design could be any kind of religious space/ market/ restaurant or an interface on an existing social space. The entire focus is to imagine what the post-COVID social space might look like.
SHEIKH AHSAN ULLAH MOJUMDER
Associate Professor, BUET
AR. MOHAMMED EMRAN HOSSAIN
Principal Architect, Architect Emran & Associates
DR. ASMA NAZ
Assistant Professor, BUET
MAHERUL KADER PRINCE