The Institute of Architects Bangladesh is a minimalist building that blends with its surroundings using elements like wooden windows, doors, and frames. The design incorporates nostalgic Bengal façade elements, such as doors inspired by the primeval version of "Khirki." The building is set back from the site, offering an open sky and ample green area for outdoor activities. A brick-laid pedestrian walkway leads to the east block, which is connected by a spiral staircase and a bridge. The building is divided into two major blocks with an inner court, known as the zone of interaction, which provides shaded functional spaces in harmony. The wooden partitions of the interior are detached from the roof structure to organize functions according to requirements. The shaded interior comprises two tiers: the ground floor and the first floor, each with nominal functional zones dedicated to inside rooms. This design prioritizes providing maximum interactive zones for architects to communicate ideas. The ground floor features a double-height multipurpose hall, while the east-side block includes a library, conference, publication, and training room. The first floor houses the E.C., president, general secretary, membership, record, and administration room, illuminated through glass openings on the roof. The roof is innovative with double-layered features, with the main roof shielding the structure and the secondary ceiling insulating it through adequate wind circulation. This simple structure creates the ambiance of an institute where people enter seeking modesty. The architecture of red masonry walls and clear glass intrigues visitors with honest architecture without deceit or enshrouding the truth. The positive interior spaces are assured by a mezzanine floor, a double-height room, skylight illumination, an interactive inner court, and adequate ventilation through wooden windows.
Institute of Architects Bangladesh
Represented by General Secretary Kazi Golam Nasir
Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
Ar. Md. Ishtiaque Zahir
Ar. Ehsan Khan
Ar. Md. Iqbal Habib
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