The lawn as the crown of the house

The lawn as the crown of the house

The building was built at the back of the property keeping a large green lawn on the south, which was a symbol of social status and also provided environmental benefits. The lawn was sometimes used by the children to play cricket, as a get-together spot for relatives or sometimes as home for the pet animals of the owner. This landscape element – the lawn – has always been an integral part of houses of this type, making the house as a kind of a bungalow pavilion.

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The project “Hidden Heritage: Homes in Dhaka” forms part of a larger research framework on “Silent Heritage: Buildings in Bangladesh” focusing on homes and other significant buildings, from the rural to the urban, and from the Mughal to the Modern.

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