Residence for Shamoly & her Family in Dhaka, Bangladesh Provide contemporary living & working environment suitable for Shamoly and her family who will also operate a small retail enterprise on the ground floor of the residence. Bathroom facilities to be provided within an outbuilding as locally appropriate. This project will provide a safe and sustainable home tailored to the needs of Shamoly and her family. The design will take into account the family’s domestic needs as well as providing space to accommodate Shamoly’s small business. It is our understanding that Shamoly, her husband and their two children currently reside in Savar, which is an Upazila of Dhaka District in the Division of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. | APPROACH | Architecture for Humanity will carry out this work directly through our Dhaka Chapter to ensure that an appropriate local response is achieved and that the relevant statutory requirements are met. We will put together a local team of design professionals to provide full architectural services from concept to construction completion. In addition to taking advantage of modern sustainable design techniques the team will employ vernacular design methods to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the local climate, culture and materials. This strategy will also consider the overall lifespan of the building and resistance to local natural risks such as floods, storms and cyclones. The finished building will demonstrate exemplary design techniques and act as a replicable open source solution capable of inspiring other local builders. This single family dwelling will serve as a case study.