Enamul Karim Nirjhar

Bangladeshi architect and filmmaker.

Enamul Karim Nirjhar (born 29 November 1962) is a Bangladeshi architect and filmmaker.

Nirjhar is the founder and principal architect of System Architects. As one of the most prominent architectural studio practicing contemporary architecture of various residential, mixed use, commercial, institutional, industrial, hospitality, community development, and other projects. His eye opening interior design initiative mostly with restaurants during 90s created strong influence on Dhaka city. By that time, he designed different conceptual restaurants in Dhaka, Chittagong and UK like Bukhara, Santoor, Bonanza, White Castle, Asparagus, WE etc. His another idea for horror themed family entertainment restaurant Voot made a huge craze. Later he made his team much more wider for standard architecture practice. Which they called Total Architecture. Some of the notable projects includes British American Tobacco Dhaka headquarters, nina Kabbo, Fera

Very recently Nirjhar initiated a new collaboration with Indian entrepreneurs and architects and started System Architects India.

Besides regular architecture practice Nirjhar is one of the most prominent filmmakers of Bangladesh. His filmography includes two full-length feature films Aha! (2007), Nomuna (2009) along with a few documentaries Shadow Gap, Tini-The Architect etc. As the founder of 9 STEPS currently he is trying to develop a self-dependent group of creative, technical, commercial professionals who will contribute to future film and media industry with a collective vision. In the process he is proceeding with multiple film projects with a young generation of film enthusiasts.

Nirjhar's journey as an architect along with film making and song making is culminating towards creating a collaborative platform, EK Nijhar Collaborations which will be aimed towards the creative and intellectual empowerment of a young creative. These initiatives will pave the way towards the creation of a process where film making and song making will go on along with the architecture practice and will create a strong foothold for the future creative collaborative initiatives. The first step towards that, EK Nirjaharer Gaan, the collaborative music initiative with artists from West Bengal and Bangladesh is currently going on from the music platform Gaanshala. It hopes to become the biggest music community in south-east Asia. With the thoughts of this initiative System Architects India started its journey in Mumbai and 9 STEPS is currently collaborating on different film projects.

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Last modified on December 26, 2020, 1:12 am
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