Department of Architecture has performed a study trip to the Crescent Lake Area

The landscape is a complex system of living organisms and inorganic materials, the basis on which designs and plans are constructed. All development proposed by man, either planned or unplanned, creates varying degrees of impact on the existing system. Site visit and Hands on education are two vital parts of architecture curriculum. On 20th October 2008 the Department of Architecture has performed a study trip to the Crescent Lake Area at Sher E Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. Students have taken photographs and done sketches of the site features. They are preparing a report on the trip. This report will include the flora and fauna, the built structures within, the water body, the sidewalks and pedestrians, the activity pattern, the Left over space situations. They have done reasonable analysis of the site in accordance to the neighboring urban tissue. Throughout the visit we have tried to steer them into a process of investigating and mapping of a site. The end product is a Detailed Site Analysis Map projecting ‘The Elements and Impact of Planned Landscape in Urban Context’. In summary, we were seeking a process capable of generating a sense of "fit" between man's activity, the environment, and a landscape's character.