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Founder and Director of AARA
(Architects Atelier Ryo Abe)

First Class Registered Architect in Japan Master of architecture, Waseda University 2016 – 2019 Meiji University (Tokyo), Lecturer 2015 – 2020 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille, Guest lecturer


Principal Architect, EK Architects

Ehsan Khan completed his bachelor of architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He has designed the Mausoleum of the founder of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Gopalgonj. Khan was nominated for Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 for designing Nishorgo Oirabot Nature Interpretation Centre.


from Architectural Association, Hong Kong

An experimental housing project, located in Kings Cross, central London. It makes use of the under-utilized space within the city, in this case, the roof space of an international train station, where the Eurostar is located. The project focuses on inverting the design methodology where voids were leftover spaces. Hence in this project, seven typologies of units for traditional, contemporary and future key workers, designed in response to the new work-live environment, shape voids of different scales and conditions that are carefully curated in response to lack of open space that are part of the domestic but also for the public. Engaging with the breadth of communities in central London, working symbiotically with the city as the key amenity.

Interesting location and good studies to show optimistic possibilities for our difficult situation

-Ryo Abe


Kexin Xu
from South China University of Technology, China


This is a house designed for Shu shi, a poet in the northern song dynasty.
Su shi is a chinese litterateur in the Northern Song Dynasty ,and also a true gourmet. This house is designed for gourmet food production. The project combines multiple needs and functions and links them together to create a versatile, compact whole. Although the exterior of the house has a modern sense, but retain some of the characteristics of traditional Chinese architecture ,With the use of new technology, it is a combination of tradition and Modern.

 Simple and beautiful plan with very nice outlook. Lots of imagination to live inside the space.

– Ryo Abe


Tengfei Su
Huanhuan Yang
From :
Qingdao University of Technology, China
Space for Covid-19 isolation
In terms of architecture, it is the shelter of human beings. As the international exchange window of many cities, the airport is the first foothold of foreign entry-personnel under the current epidemic situation, which has undertaken huge pressure for epidemic control and prevention. Great differences are found in terms of the age, gender, identity and other aspects of the entry-personnel. In view of it, I hope to provide a temporary residence that can meet the living demands of different entry-personnel as much as possible. As for the selection of the site for the project, it will be in an open space around Dhaka International Airport in Bangladesh. Take advantage of the unique advantages of the container, as the main part of the building. Through the segmentation and displacement operation for the container, it makes the construction of the initial frame of the building. Through the combination with other materials, a temporary residence or even a community is constructed, which can be used as a temporary isolation point in the face of the epidemic, so as to strictly control the infectious source of the epidemic, avoid the spread of the epidemic in the society, as well as comprehensively safeguard the life and health safety of the isolated people and local citizens.

Thank you for practical study for covid-19, good idea for using containers in beautiful way.

-Ryo Abe


Farzana Hoque
Shamzida Mirza Mitu
Afrin Hossain
From :
RUET & BUET, Bangladesh
Alice in 21st Century – In search for root

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
As she is living in 21st century, because of modernization, people are destructing their root which is part and parcel of nature. This dive in endless thinking places Alice in contrition that whether the nature may able to survive in near future or the ongoing monstrous modernization takes over the nature bringing about violent demolition. In her dream, she imagined a world which is close to nature and with some dramatic experiences which will question her the madness and weirdness of the place because that’s not how she leads her daily life, as she imagined a life within a tree. It’s common for children to imagine living within a tree as a symbol of their nature characteristic for preferring manual life, not mechanized, automated life we are creating for them.
Main purpose of this space is – Although you follow the rules, the rules can change after you have become comfortable with them, lesson to children about growing up in an entertaining way, not creating pressure which will lead her to make decision for life with purpose and logic and from experiences from the unknown, not labeling it as weird but try to cope up with it.