Amber Denim Loom Shed, Bangladesh Factory Building, Place of Work, Architecture Images

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur

Contemporary Architectural Factory Development in Bangladesh – design by Archeground

2 May 2019

Amber Denim Loom Shed

Architects: Archeground

Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur Bangladesh
photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sandro di Carlo Dars

The Amber Denim Loom Shed is a new design that employs a traditional Bangladeshi residential architecture with contemporary elements that give it a modern twist. The building has a simple layout comprising a large open space to accommodate the loom machines, a buyers’ lounge, a dining space for workers, a prayer area and washrooms.

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur Bangladesh

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur Bangladesh
photos © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sandro di Carlo Dars

The factory workers took an active part in the building process and put their knowledge of vernacular building techniques to use. The whole structure is erected on an artificial waterbody and supported by upcycled gas pipes that act as steel columns.

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur Bangladesh
photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sandro di Carlo Dars

The high ceiling, bamboo screen-walls and open space design allow natural light and ventilation, thereby eliminating the need for artificial air-conditioning or lighting.

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur Bangladesh
drawing © Archeground Ltd / Md Jubair Hasan

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur, Bangladesh – Building Information

Architect: Archeground, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh
Client: Showkat Aziz Russell
Completed: 2015 Built
Area: 283,280 sqm

Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur Bangladesh
photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sandro di Carlo Dars

Images © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sandro di Carlo Darsa and © Archeground Ltd / Md Jubair Hasan

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