World's Most Beautiful Buildings
Courtesy of B.K.S. Inan/Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Hand-Made School, Rudrapur, Bangladesh
prize-winning village school, designed by a pair of young German architects—Anna
Heringer and Eike Roswag—and built using local materials and methods, looks
like something Norman Foster would make…if his clients favored mud and bamboo. It’s
a remarkably elegant building—especially the bamboo roof structure—made from
cheap, low-tech materials. And little gestures, like the colorful curtains
hanging in every doorway, highlight the schoolhouse’s simple beauty.
is a solid 230 miles from Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka, a 10-hour drive.
But the countryside is reputed to be “verdant.”