Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has one of the most important
buildings of the 20th century: its parliamentary building by Louis I.
Kahn constructed between 1961 and 1982. Little is known, however, about
the local architecture scene that has emerged since then. Yet
contemporary architecture in Bangladesh exhibits a strong formal idiom
that has its roots in tradition and is combined with an innovative
handling of local resources such as bamboo and brick.Alongside texts by
Andreas Ruby, Niklaus Graber, Kazi Khaleed, Saif Ul Haque and Syed
Manzoorul Islam, the special photographs taken by Iwan Baan for this
publication capture the imagination.