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Noghan neighborhood – Mashhad – Iran
Iran's oldest neighborhood with a history of 1,500 years in the northeastern region of Khorasan Razavi - Iran lives This point of the city, which has experienced many historical changes its place has not yet been registered globally.
The house that we reuse it, is located in the Noghan neighborhood of Mashhad- Iran .The location of this historic neighborhood indicates the antiquity of this building; Because Noghan is one of the primary neighborhoods from which the city of Mashhad was formed. The according to the architecture of the building and the evidence available on the site, the time of construction of the house dates back to the early Pahlavi period and the continuation of the Qajar period about 85 years ago.
The Maximum effort in maintaining the structure but creating flexibility in use, preserving the historical spirit of the place but softening it to create a warm interaction-based atmosphere based on the degree of interference and change in the structure and use of the building
With the change of use and more communication with the elderly, new spaces were created. The addition of indoor toilets on both the surface and the outdoors, the provision of elevators and stairs with a quieter slope, the space for medical care, and the care of the elderly were among the spaces that were added for the care of the elderly.
Continuation of open spaces with interactive use (coffee shop and gallery) with closed spaces and focus on increasing this talent to emphasize the change in this building
This Old houses are nostalgic for the elderly. So we tried to make limited and transparent changes and to further define unused spaces.
One of the activities that can be attractive for the elderly and at the same time useful and profitable is the care and cultivation of plants.
The provision of such spaces was considered in this project.
The ground floor : the ground floor of the house that has been restored to be a place for the elderly to rest and for university students to rest (in a limited way) consisting of several spaces, including the place of the guard, which is when entering the house from the side of the garden and there is also a place to rest and drink coffee on the right side of the gate Entry and a number of spaces to play chess, and there are also two rooms for university students in addition to the presence of an elevator to help the elderly move to the first floor
The first floor : There are several spaces for sitting and resting to drink tea and talk, and this space overlooks the garden of the house in addition to the presence of places to sit and rest in the balcony and there is also a place to show drawings and display them to people who visit this historic house (on the left side) From the plan
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