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Meditations in Entropy

The Work of Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA in Bangladesh

This book documents the innovative work of the Dhaka-based practice Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA as it adapts to the reality of climate change.

Over three decades, Dhaka-based architecture firm Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA has produced an astonishing collection of works located in one of the most meteorologically challenging regions in the world. A hospital introduced into an economy decimated by rising oceans, a shelter against cyclones in Bangladesh’s southern coastal region, and architectural interventions in one of the world’s densest metropolitan areas; Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA’s designs are incisive, critical responses to dissimilar issues and urgencies rooted in the belief that architecture must be a reflection of, and sympathetic to, our increasingly fragile ecological condition.

Meditations in Entropy is the first comprehensive book on the work of Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA. It features sixteen of the firm’s designs in detail through photographs by acclaimed architectural photographer Hélène Binet and numerous plans, drawings, sketches, and other images.

280 pages | 120 color plates, 210 halftones | 9.05511811 x 12.2047244

Architecture: Middle Eastern, African, and Asian Architecture

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