6 stunning architecture projects receive the 2016 Aga Khan Award
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Friendship Centre by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury Inspired by one of Bangladesh’s oldest urban archaeological sites, the Friendship Centre was designed by URBANA founder and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury for an NGO that works with the local impoverished population. The naturally ventilated green-roofed buildings are made from local hand-made brick with an ancient monastic aesthetic. The Friendship Centre defends itself against the area’s frequent floods and earthquakes with a...