Tauheed is an architect. web-designer, often a graphic designer, photographer, and sometimes an 'sms poet'! The most notable project he is now working on is the ArchSociety. It's an online community and resource library for architects and students. It's free, open-source; and specially focused to support the architects and designers of the developing nations.
He taught himself web-design just to make the portal by himself as he couldn't afford to hire a web-designer. He even had no computer of his own at that time. The whole ArchSociety.com was built in cyber-cafes and university computer lab.
ArchSociety's nascent project Open Urban Design Think-tank (The OUT) is preparing to develop an "Open archive of solutions and data" to solve the complex urban crises of Dhaka - a city of 18 million people stuffed in a 15x20 km area. The OUT is intended to be replicated in other fat-growing poor cities in the world.
Tauheed works as a professional architect in Dhaka. He is currently working on a project to make building responsive to local climate.
Architecture, web design, technology, graphics design, painting, photography... umm a lot of things!
Bad designs are erecting not for the lack of intelligence and creativity of designers, its rather for the lack of effective communication. Lack of information, resources and inspiration.
There should be an open-source platform which would connect the architects of developing nations to the global mainstream movements and resources. If somehow we could connect the architects and designers of the world in a single platform we would be living in a greener and better built environment everywhere.
ArchSociety.com is trying to do it to some extents under least supply of resources and supports, initiated from a developing nation like Bangladesh.
TEDxDhaka, Architecture, technology, open-source culture, contemporary art and architecture philosophy or anything that makes us a good friend :-)
'sms poetry' !!! drawing nearly unrecognizable portraits :-p, 'face reading' ;-) graphics design, photography
Life is never the same after attending the TED 2009 in Long Beach as a Fellow!
TED Talks were virtually changing me from long before and now TED is a part of my everyday life, thoughts and activities.
Undoubtedly TED 2009 is the most memorable, most amazing experience in my life. It gave me a the opportunity to meet so many great people together, it shuffled and blew storm through my brain during the 6 days.
And I got some great friends! The friends are the biggest earning from this life changing event.
Now watching TED Talk is of course in my daily routine. And I am a TEDx Licensee and a TED Translator as well.
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