Barapukuria coalmine village
PublisherDepartment of Architecture, BRAC University
AuthorBaidya, Emerald Upoma
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"Barapukuria Coalmine Village" is a low-rise housing project for the employees of the Barapukuria Coalmine Company. A study trip to the villages of north-Benga! made me observant about how the rural vemacular of Bangladesh is undergoing a drastic change since the past several decades and inspired me design a "village" as my thesis project. The project site is in Barapukuria, Dinajpur in a village called Dhulaudal. The site, in which the mild nature is the force to play with, became a vital component from which the master plan of the project developed. The project is like a journey wtrich started with a goal to achieve a comprehension of the morphology of the rural vemacular, from a small living unit to the pattem in which the paddy fields, forests, little villages are composed to create the unique artwork of nature. The design focus of the master plan was to compose the elements in such a way that the spaces are demarked yet integrated into one another and over-all creates a flow which opens towards the existing stream, at the same time, the existing forest penetrates in the site and merges with the landscape of the site. The concept of the unit design was to create an unit sunounding a court as a heart of the household, this pattem of the unit then duplicate and change to create pattems for the clusters to present the users with different yet interesting levels of open spaces.