About the Book:
Bashirul Haq is a Bangladeshi architect, critic and educator. He is undoubtedly
one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary architects of South Asia.
Haq is known for his ideological environment-responsive architectural style
which has a deep-rooted connection with the local context expressed through
a rich blend of tradition and modernity. Very few architects have been able
to strike this new balance between these two forces and a language that is contemporary
yet responsive to local culture and climate.
Bashirul Haq was born on 24th June 1942 at Bhatshala, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.
He did his Bachelor of Architecture from National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
in 1964. He then received the John Heimrich Tuition, Scholarship and Teaching
Assistantship at University of New Mexico, USA in 1971, and completed his Master
of Architecture in 1975. He returned to Bangladesh and established Bashirul
Haq & Associates in 1977. In the last four decades of his practice, Haq
has designed several notable buildings that celebrate cultural roots, respect
local context and are climate responsive. His quintessential design characteristic
is sensitive use of local materials such as brick, concrete and natural wood.
About the Author:
Iftekhar Ahmed is working as an Assistant Professor at BRAC
Sheikh Rubaiya Sultana is working as an Assistant
Professor at BRAC University, Bangladesh.