The Round Verandah as a family space

The Round Verandah as a family space

The south facing circular verandah was the favorite gathering space for all the family members. Sometimes it was a space for elders to sit quietly and write something, at other times it was a play space for children. Often it was a space to just sit and take in the view of the entry and garden area. Shaded by a large tree, this verandah area reflects the need of human space to connect to nature in day to day life. The verandah was open in the primary design but later, a metal screen was added above the railing for safety and security of the children. This measure was taken following an incident in which a child fell from an open balcony in one of the neighborhood houses.

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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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