বাতায়ন : breathing space within extreme urban density
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Mogbazar intersection is one of the busiest nodes in Dhaka. Amid extreme urban density and a multitude of socio-economic issues, the introduction of fly-overs without much consideration of the area itself introduced further problems and created a claustrophobic environment. Among these issues, a new mixed use building is proposed on a site adjacent to the intersection. In our country it’s common for new buildings to be developed without much linkage to the context of site and community and instead focus on serving its own function. The purpose of this thesis project is to design a context sensitive building which both meets the requirements of the client and addresses the issues of the community, while giving the user a place to breath. First this project will determine the current condition of the area then compare it with how things were before the overpasses were built in order to determine the problems and issues caused by the fly-over to its surrounding area. The study will also analyze the overall community context and condition. Finally it will propose design solutions that address the problems and utilize the opportunities. Surveys, mapping and interviews will be used to gather information. Through these methods this project aims to fulfil its aim to designing a context sensitive mixed use building.