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Muhammad Rafiq Azam (Bengali: রফিক আযম; born 29 December 1963), is a contemporary architect from Bangladesh. He and his firm, Shatotto, specialize in modern architectural aesthetics inspired by the lush, riverine landscape of the Bengal delta, and the ancient architectural heritage of the region.
Rafiq Azam is a graduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 1989. His practice “SHATOTTO architecture for green living” was established in May 1995.
- 2008: Architectural Excellence in Bangladesh, RAIA exhibition in Sydney, Australia.
- 2009: "Two Men Show" at Gallery Hittite, Yorkville art district Toronto, Canada
- 2014: "Water in Light" at Bengal Art Lounge, Gulshan, Bangladesh
- 2007: Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture for the project 'Meghna Residence'
- 2012: Winner of Emirates Glass Leading European Architects' Forum (LEAF) Awards Residential Building of the year award (multiple occupancy)
- 2012: Winner of World Architectural Community Award, 11th Cycle 
- 2012: The South Asian “Architect of the Year” Award, 2011
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Rafiq Azam was a student of Glenn Murcutt and Murcutt's philosophy of sitting lightly on the ground finds expression in an architecture of simple, unadorned materials (burnt brick, terrazzo tiles and mango wood). It also draws on traditional Bangladeshi precedents, such as the khilkee, louvred shutters that act as permeable, folding walls to demarcate space. Apartments are carefully oriented to take advantage of sun, views and, most crucially in a humid climate, cooling breezes.
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