Current Author Events
Monday July 28, 20146:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rafiq Azam at the AIA Center for Architecture
On Monday, July 28th, Rizzoli Bookstore will be selling copies of Rafiq Azam’s wonderful book Rafiq Azam: Architecture for Green Living at the AIA Center for Architecture. Rafiq Azam will be present to autograph copies and present a lecture on the importance of green architecture.
We would like to encourage everyone to attend this special event.
Rafiq Azam is the principal of SHATOTTO architecture for green living, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He will introduce us to his work this city, which is also home to works by Louis Kahn. Azam’s “green” is not about global ratings or the current sustainability trend. It is his response to the sky, water, and vegetation that surround him and his city. There is an apparent simplicity in Azam’s work that disguises and belies a complex fabric revealing the wonders of the cosmos. “Shatotto” in Bangla means “doing something continuously.” Azam creates spaces and structures for one’s senses and thoughts in the context of South Asia’s past and future. His presentation will coincide with the New York introduction of his monograph by SKIRRA, the first ever published about a Bangladeshi architect.
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012
Reception: 5:30 – 6:00 PM
Lecture: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Price: Free for AIA and Asia Society members, and for students; $10 for non-members(Skira)