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Bon-er-Bari (A Forest Retreat)

Design TeamMd. Ishtiaque Zahir, Md. Iqbal Habib, Dristi Chakma
Project LocationChandra, Gazipur, Bangladesh
ClientDekko Legacy Group
Credits'Photo by : Asif Salman'
Prize(s)Silver in Residential Architecture Design / Single/Family Dwelling
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Entry Description

This villa, located near Gazipur, takes inspiration from the surrounding landscapes. The design aims to create a labyrinth-like journey through the estate, which includes a courtyard, five bedrooms and a living-dining space under a large super-roof. Local resources and handcrafted materials are used for construction. Further, the villa touches the ground lightly, allowing flora and fauna to thrive. Significant trees are preserved, with void spaces incorporated into the roof and ground plate to accommodate them. This project balances modern living and nature preservation with local culture.


VITTI’ – The Atelier evolved in 1991 as a design studio under the very guidance of subcontinental Master Architect Muzharul Islam. In 1993, the ‘Atelier’ transformed into a limited company ‘VIITI Sthapati Brinda ltd.’ with three young architects Ishtiaque, Ehsan and Iqbal . Currently the team consists of around 100 members and Run by Two directors Ishtiaque and Iqbal.

VITTI’ considers every design project as an opportunity for new experiments that leads to a creative design solution. We consistently purse the following goals in all our efforts: society, environment and value.