The client here is a property developer accustomed to maximising returns on his investment. 'Despite making a shoestring box as a rule, he agreed to build an apartment that is livable and also sustainable in terms of climate and profit' - an alternative model for Dhaka's congested 'apartment culture'. Besides the Mizan residence, the six-storey building contains eight apartments and ground-level parking. Throughout, the internal walls are either exposed concrete (the structure) or terracotta brick (the infill). A significant achievement of the project, according to the architects, was to dispense with the usual high boundary wall and revive the traditional 'mer' - an open threshold.