Archinect - News 2014-04-23T21:24:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/67459887/the-luxury-of-light-and-shadows The Luxury of Light and Shadows Archinect 2013-02-12T19:09:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T17:50:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14c8208856396b2001938d286dd1efcb.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nestled in the flatlands of rural Bangladesh near the River Brahma-Jamuna, coursing down from Tibet, flush with the silts and melted snows of the Himalayas, the Friendship Centre is one of those new buildings which feels as though it may have been there for a very long time. Whilst the simple, graphic forms of its brick construction present a slightly archaic aspect, its enclosure by a bund or embankment lends the whole site an inward-looking inverted feel, almost like an excavation. T</p></em><br /><br /><p> Online publication, uncube, interviews Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury, discussing his recent project, the Friendship Centre, in Gaibandha.</p>