Asaf Khan House

Each house is a story

All the houses represent a historic social significance of their time, as well as the personal stories of the resident family. As the stories unfold with important events surrounding the house or small details of how a certain space was used, or a furniture and object held dear, it becomes evident how some of these intangible aspects of the history of the house make them a distinctive heritage.

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.

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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