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Asif Zeshan

Asif Zeshan

Dhaka, BD

 

About 

I tend to describe myself as a young & energetic architectural design professional, researcher, and design thinker with a bachelor's degree in Architecture. I am especially interested to work with- Architecture & Technology assemblage, Architecture of future, simulation-based architecture, and research on tech-oriented architecture. In the future, I would love to see myself as an impact researcher and mentor for energetic minds for the upcoming generations.

As a team player, eager learner, and organized modern-day youth, I have grown some skills of architectural drawing, 2D & 3D modeling, simulation-based designs, architectural visualization, presentation, public speaking, mentoring, basic understanding of UX design & Programming.

I love to travel to new places, to meet new people and read quietly in leisure. I am also enthusiastic about writing non-fiction articles on diverse topics and chatting about football. 

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Education 

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, BD, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

190 Credit professional Bachelor Course on Architecture emphasizing on "Building and environment design".The degree also covers courses on: Art & Design theory, history of architecture, Interior design, landscape design, contemporary & local building technology, materials used in architecture, urban design & architectural management. I completed the courses with a 2nd runner-up award in IAB (Institute of Architects, Bangladesh) student festival 2018 for the best graduation project.

My emphasis on final year thesis was-
a. Technology & architecture assemblage,
b. Futuristic architecture and
c. Architecture in work-space.

Mar 2013 - current
 

Awards 

UNI-Nano Nest (Shortlisted), Nomination

With the growing population, the land is constantly seen as a depleting resource and thus has increased real estate prices. Today, the definition of a house has barely boiled down to it being a commodity that constitutes a kitchen, a living area, bedroom and bathroom. This commodity offered is sometimes so inhabitable that it even lacks the basic notion of light and ventilation. Eventually, all the other additional notions of what a house should offer then become secondary. How do we then redefine a modern living space for a space crunch situation that it is not just habitable, but also restores these essential notions that make it a house?
Design a ‘Living Space’ for a family of 6 (people from 3 generations to be considered). The participants must give a character sketch of the users/family chosen. Based on this, propose a modern way of living in a space crunch scenario for them.
I with my teammate Eftey Islam became "top shortlisted" for the project

2020
 

Open Architectural Design Competition "Affordable Housing For Lower Middle Income Group" at Dhalpur, Savar, Honorable Mention

The aim of this competition is to design modern, affordable homes for the target middle income group who are workers in the nearby industries. The design should have a sensitivity to the local culture and suburban setting. It should provide a sustainable solution that enhances the local architectural tradition, in which locally sourced renewable resources are used to provide natural temperature and humidity regulation. There are increased opportunity to integrate new technological innovations into the design. Construction cost per standard unit house should be capped at 1500tk/sft, to maintain affordability and allow for future ownership.

As a team member of Team SAA, I won an honorable mention for our entry titled "তিন মহল্লা, তিন পাড়া"

2019
 

IAB Student Festival Best Graduation Award, 3rd Place

Awarded the second runner up award- for my studio project: "pHIVE 2070"

2018
 

The Design competion of Commercial(office) Green Building for IDCOL, Honorable Mention

IDCOL in association with IAB announced the competition and called for the design proposals. IDCOL, a non-bank financial institution owned by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), is the largest energy and infrastructure financing company in the country. The company is planning to establish a commercial green building on .164 Acre plot at Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka for use as office spaces with the objective of achieving Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification.

As a team member of Team SAA, I won an honorable mention for our entry titled "Fire, water, wind & earth"

2018
 

Microsoft imagine cup, Bangladesh-2016, 2nd Place

First runner up in the "World Citizenship Category" for urban communication Microsoft app- Metrav. I worked in Idea generation and UX design of the app.

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills