Rajshahi is one of the historic cities in Bangladesh, which was a portion of the Pundra located in ancient Bengal. Rajshahi has experienced rapid urbanization from the last few decades. As a result, heritage buildings and traditional identity are quickly disappearing with time; in the process, the city is facing an identity crisis. Preservation of the old city is essential for conserving traditional identity of historic cities like Rajshahi. Architectural heritage buildings are associated with identity of a city. There is no significant research about the identification and analysis of architectural styles in old Rajshahi. The purpose of this research is to conserve the traditional identity of heritage buildings through a documentation of comparative analysis of architectural styles. The methods of this research are, firstly, identifications and documentations of residential building’s facade with architectural features and categorize the buildings based on different time periods of development. Finally, a comparative analysis will prepare for concluding with identifying architectural characteristics and influences of selected residential heritage building’s facade in old Rajshahi. This research will help to conserve the architectural styles of historic building facades through documentations and give an analytical comparison of different periods, which will help to identify the local characteristics of this old part of Rajshahi.
- Residential building facade
- Architectural styles
- Old Rajshahi
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Asaduzzaman, M., Monjur Murshed, Z.H.M., Nazmul Hoda, M. (2022). An Inquiry and Documentation of Architectural Styles of Residential Building Facades in Old Rajshahi, Bangladesh. In: Versaci, A., Bougdah, H., Akagawa, N., Cavalagli, N. (eds) Conservation of Architectural Heritage. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74482-3_25
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