Asaf Khan House

Photo Gallery

Architectural photography and 360° photography has been a major method of documentation for this project. The gallery is categorized into few groups for the convenience of the user to see and understand the various aspects of the houses.

Early photographs

These old photos captured a certain moment of time in the lives of the occupants. They are also great things to preserve so that future generations of the family can relive that memory captured in the photos.

Windows and openings

The various kinds of openings - windows, doors, perforations, ventilators - have been photographed to give an idea of the type of building technology and materials used in the particular period that a house was built in.

Special features

There are some antique features in the house which reflect the unique characteristics of construction and lifestyle of the early times.

Exterior views

These photos show the variety of outdoor spaces each house has - balconies, rooftop areas, garage spaces, lawns, paved walkways etc.


Here are some views from the surrounding areas of the house, the roads that lead to the compound and the neighboring houses.

Exploring the house

A heritage building need not be a monument or landmark building; it can be representative of an epoch or period in the history of the city in many ways. Through this project, we have captured various perspectives in the form of virtual tours, timelines, stories, photographs, architectural features and locations.

Use the buttons belows to navigate to the details pages.


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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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Dhaka, Bangladesh