The Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban was designed by Louis Khan. Initially it was intended to be an extension of the Pakistani parliament, but after Bangladesh declared independency in 1971 the building - still under construction and already conceived as a monumental structure - became the National Assembly Building of the newly formed nation and foremost a symbol of democracy.
The initial project was altered and the structure was only completed in 1982, and is considered unique thanks to the architect’s ability to complement modernist architectural principals with traditional Bengali culture, forms and context - a synthesis unfamiliar to modernist architecture. The simplistic materials are sourced locally and implemented in order to protect the building against the hard desert climate, integrating a modern building into an otherwise non-modern context.
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Much maligned, yet increasingly loved, brutalist architecture continually divides opinion. A quote by Jonathan Foyle, chief executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain said humorously, “It is damned by its name which comes from the French, béton brut, or raw concrete, but we use the same word [Brut] to describe Champagne and this perhaps sums up the dichotomy at the heart of this style”. 😆
NEW PROJECT. Four months ago we were approached by the highly motivated Principal Steven Smith from the Stewart House School to help with the interior design and refurbishment of this iconic building. Floating above the Sydney beachside suburb of Curl Curl it is a stunning piece of Australian Brutalist Architecture. It has been a fantastic opportunity to add a splash of (subdued) colour to the plasterboard of this (mostly) raw stone and concrete interior. The transformation has been amazing, and judging by the reaction from the groups of children who spend 2 weeks here at a time resetting, it has really helped to lift their spirits. It’s been amazing for us to work with such a passionate group of teachers and staff members. Keep up the great work. #stewarthouse#charity#architecture#australianarchitecture#brutalistarchitecture#brutalism#curlcurl#iconic#concreteconstruction#interiors #interiordesign #timlevesoninteriors