29 November - 1 December
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Professor Rafiq Azam was born on December 29, 1963, in Dhaka, Bangladesh and lived with
his family in Lalbagh
for most of his youth. He then went on to graduate from the Bangladesh University of
and Technology (BUET) in 1989 and started his architectural practice, “SHATOTTO architecture
living”, in May 1995.
Professor Rafiq Azam is an internationally acclaimed architect from Bangladesh who has been
and developing his remarkable style of green architecture for the last 3 decades. His
is a harmonious fusion of tradition, nature, and mysticism, including tiny elements of nature to
buildings with poetic beauty. A “House” to him is not just an abode for humans, but a nest for
birds as well. Rafiq Azam’s mastery of light, shadow, water, and air is influenced by such
cited by Lalon and Tagore. His green architecture is not a mere mechanism of energy saving -
rather it is
an inspiring process of energy gaining.