ACCENTUATING RAIN

Sheikh Ahsan Ullah Mojumder
Associate Professor, BUET
Ar. Mohammed Emran Hossain

Principal Architect, Architect Emran & Associates

Maherul Kader prince

Lecturer, BUET

WINNER

Dristi Chakma
Gourab Kundu
from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

The project celebrates the essence of rain to a different level by selecting such a site. The site itself imposes a strong force being historical and ruined. The project finds an opportunity to offer a poetic solution. It displays a much matured approach by selecting material, structure with quite ambition on creating effects and affects by a deep understanding how material can engage in a dialogue when it rains and when it doesn’t rain. The proportional understanding of reintroducing and reconstructing previous essential elements (i.e. domes, vaults etc.) shows the skillful capacity of the author(s). The atmospheric condition of newly perceived space would be a reactionary solution to the repressive experience of the remaining thick brick walls on the periphery and thus intensifies the exposure to the sky to experience the sky with rain and (no) rain condition.” – Ar. Mohammed Emran Hossain

The design is a harmonized fusion of Ruin and Rain. Here this unique natural phenomenon has been well articulated as a sense of blessing through thoughtful selection of the context, thoughtful details. Translucent ambience during no rain and transparency during rain may add life to this ruin, reanimate this age-old spirit. The lightweight structure with a clear understanding of proportion has the potential to accentuate feelings of lightness against the exiting heavy rustic ruin and lifting human soul upward, closer to this unique blessing .“ – Maherul Kader Prince

SECOND PLACE

Tasmin Zaman
From Premier University.

The way impact of a good music persists for a long time, the designed lattice has the potential to preserve sparkling dots of rain for a little more time after rain. Dramatic Augmentation of any phenomena is always marvelous. “

– Sheikh Ahsan Ullah Mojumder

THIRD PLACE

Tarek MD Saidul Islam
Badia Badrudduja
From Studio Dhaka Architects.

“ Experience of rain drops from down through simple physics reflection & the preparation of journey before that unique experience is remarkable. “

– Sheikh Ahsan Ullah Mojumder

GOLD MENTIONS

Shuvra Das
S. M. Rumman Mashrur Chowdhury
Suravi Rani Sutradhar
From Studio Synergy.

“ There is an emotional orchestration of amalgamation of the ordinary and the divine in this entry. The accentuation of different experiences of rain in wilderness through thoughtful details & simplicity considered in a minimal cantilevered gateway is Phenomenal. “ – Maherul Kader Prince

Jakiat Fatema JItu
Md. Atiqur Rahman Khan
Anirudva Bhowmik
From BUET

This is a quite maturedly handled project. It’s articulation of pure geometry to heighten the experience in circular manner is remarkable. The rhythm of cuts on the exterior wall on both sides of the circle (cylinder) shows how the author mastered handling the (almost spiritual) experience of the circular journey. The grey concrete echoes the grey sky in the rain and diffuses the material quality of the project to create intense moment of the rain experience; whether being viewed or being wet in the rain.” — Ar. Mohammed Emran Hossain

Risalat Ahmed
Maisha Sajida Chowdhur
From BUET

The project well understood the mountain-scape, it’s gradient of spatial opportunity and take the full advantage of it. The tunnel isolates the two end conditions by differentiating profane vs sacred. The formation of geode into a finesse object and its camouflage relationship with the mountain background elevates the project into a spiritual refuge. The compressive journey of the tunnel finally releases the cataleptic souls to reactivate itself by encountering the experience of the auto poetic space of the geode (inside and outside of it) while raining” — Ar. Mohammed Emran Hossain

Akif Akash
Sumaiya Ara Simi
Sanjida Amir
From BRAC University

The amplification of experience of rain by allowing it to orchestrate music through an interactive interface with thoughtful detail is commendable. This prototype approach is potential in a busy city like Dhaka where people get little time to sense the beauty of rain, it’s aroma, it’s raw sound. Listening to this interactive melody created by rhythm of rain may accentuate pluviophilia.” — – Maherul Kader Prince

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Sadrila Abbasi
Fahmidur Rahman
Afra Anan Saba
From BUET

Md. Nazmul Hoque Nayeem
Nazmul Haque
Arnab Dey
From Cubic Consultants

Amit Imtiaz
Md. Nasif Sadman
Oishi Nur
From North South University

Noshin Tuba
MD. Sakibuzzaman
From SUST

Mahamudul Hasan Ashik
Samiha Sultana Tuly
Maliha Islam
From RUET

Galib Nur Anan
Shunila Binte Ahsan
Nasif Chowdhury
From BUET

Murchana Madhury
Shaptarshi Dasgupta
From CUET