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Housing at Uttara Model Town in Dhaka City

The client is a retired government employee, a first generation Dhakite who showed inclination toward Joint Family concept as outlined in his requirement to share living units with his son and elder daughters-all well settled in their profession and with their own family. The financial aspect of the project was shared between the father, his elder daughter and her husband who are also government employees.

Strategies : The Individual House

From the first meeting with the architect it was clearly expressed that the units for the son and the daughter had to accommodate more spaces. The units for the son and daughter had to be on the 1st and second floor- closer to ground and have de inite identi ication facing the front street. Although the client opted for a more compact layout for tenant unit for renting out, for their own living units they decided to have more space. The apartment was built partially on House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) loan. As house rent is comparatively more for smaller unit sizes at Uttara, instead of renting out one large space on 3rd and 4 floor, the clients decided to go for 2 smaller units on each floor as the architect suggested. Eventually a loor plan for 1st and 2nd floor was suggested with asymmetric layout distribution of 2 units. The front one facing the street is of larger size than the back unit –a smaller type, more of a compact layout for renting out. The 3rd and 4th floor plan are identical with two same sized apartments on each floor. Figure 6: Elevation of the individual project th

Figure 7: Frontal View of the individual project

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