Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project
About the project
The 1330 House in the Kurdish city of Mahabad started from a 70-year-old house and has an area of approximately 270 square meters. This house had a residential use before and has a different history in its background. Part of the old building was built 70 years ago, but during the reconstruction process, clues have been found that show the adobe bricks in some walls date back to more than 100 years.
We tried to propose a construction method that achieves the following goals:
1. Cheap construction and use of local materials that are economically beneficial to the employer in a way that the building material pallet pays homage to the old building and reduces transportation costs.
2. Use of a material (cement plaster) with three special techniques to control costs and create visual beauty and no need to executive expert for each method.
3. Preserving and strengthening the previous layers and adding a new layer.
4. Reconstruction and reuse of old buildings instead of destroying them. In other words, we tried to listen more instead of talking.
Mahabad, Azarbayjan-e Gharbi, Iran
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Applicant and authors of the project
Photographer: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh