Architectural Conservation Proposal of Kashinath Bhaban: A Vivid Example of Colonial Architecture in Bengal

  • Shirajom Monira Khondker Assistant Professor, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh
  • Nuzaba Binte Kabir Assistant Professor, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh
Keywords: Colonial Architecture, Panam Nagar, Kashinath Bhaban, Architectural Conservation, Restoration

Abstract

During the Colonial period, Bangladesh with a rich cultural heritage and cultural identity is vividly conveyed and navigated as an image of power, pride and creativity. For this research study, the authors carefully chosen a unique ancient building named “Kashinath Bhaban” of Panam Nagar. Panam Nagar is an old settlement as a part of Sonargaon area of Bangladesh. This edifice abides the evidence to the style and design of Colonial architecture in Bengal. It is absolute that the whole Panam city including the building Kashinath Bhaban play an important role to represent our cultural heritage or our glorious past. Therefore an urban conservation of Panam Nagar is needed. This study concentrates on the proposal for the architectural conservation of the building Kashinath Bhaban of Panam which have precious and research worthy documentation or information. The overall research study conducted here is focused on the demonstration of the possible directions of architectural conservation which is based on the building’s plan layout, elevations, sectional details, structure as well as construction materials, decoration and ornamentation. For the architectural conservation of the building, here the authors consider restoration procedure as a conservation technique which will help to represent own belief with historical value and cultural exclusivity to the architecture.

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Published
2020-01-27
How to Cite
Shirajom Monira Khondker, & Nuzaba Binte Kabir. (2020). Architectural Conservation Proposal of Kashinath Bhaban: A Vivid Example of Colonial Architecture in Bengal. Creative Space, 7(2), 95-108. https://doi.org/10.15415/cs.2020.72008
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