Vernacular learning center: a hub for sharing knowledge and research
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Vernacular architecture of Bangladesh is the identical, rich building culture that sums up all the stories of life of specific time. It is associated with very native, local, common craftsmanship of the people of the country. Recent time depicts vernacular as backward and underdeveloped being in the contemporary culture of industrialization. Contemporary interpretations of the vernacular architecture might be the reminiscence of what exists. Vernacular learning center is a project that not only encourages local building craft but aspire enhancement of the traditional and cultural building domain of Bangladesh through architecture. The project is associated the NGO “SAFE” based in Dinajpur who insight the strength of local materials and building techniques and works to improve the sector. In this thesis emphasis has been given to the explorations that how the prevailing condition can be developed with help of architecture and encouragement of participatory design process. This has also originated to provide a platform for the craftsmen to allow development and interaction at local, national and international levels and celebrate the native building craft. It will also generate the awareness and healthy skepticism towards what is happening and what should have happened. This dissertation includes the rationality, fixation of objective and aim, program generation, case studies, ideologies, zoning of site, necessary plans.