Project Status: Built

Ishrar Mahmood Residence ​

2018

Address: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Site area: 22962 sft
Built footprint: 4560 sft
Building type: Single family residence
Structure type: Civil
Building Materials: Rcc, glass, paint, aluminium, tile etc
Amid the changing character of neighborhood where most of the low rise residential buildings are transforming into tall condominiums or large multi-family apartments, this project is a very simple yet elegant single family private residence. The residence is located in one of the most prestigious residential area of Dhaka.The design accommodates three generations of this family. ​

The facilities and amenities are arranged around the family loft and the interconnected family space forms the heart of the building. The envelope of the building is developed under the strong influence of climate and the orientation of the building. The corner plot having road on west and south dictates the building to have the west orientation. Maintaining a rapport with the road, while still protecting the inside from the west posed a challenge. ​​

The building is exposed to north and south to get enough sun and wind. Wedging the circulation spaces towards the road, the private zones are hidden from view. Voids, double height spaces, skylight inside the building give the impression of a single large space.