wa-video-interviews / "My Struggle Was To Create Architecture Optimizing The City’s Climatic Advantages" Says Rafiq Azam

"My struggle was to create architecture optimizing the city’s climatic advantages with its socio-economic status," said acclaimed Bangladeshi architect Rafiq Azam, founder and principal of SHATOTTO architecture for green living, one of the reputed architectural firms in Bangladesh.

"At one stage of my life, I felt that I was becoming an architect of the wealthy whereas my desire was to become an architect of the common people," Rafiq Azam spoke to WAC's India Country Reporter Rupsha Chakraborty as part of WAC's video interview series. In this 30-minute interview, Rafiq Azam discusses the roots of his practice, mission, recent projects of his studio, Bangladeshi architecture and sustainable architecture.