Karafarin Financial institution / NextOffice

Karafarin Financial institution / NextOffice

Karafarin Bank / NextOffice - Exterior Photography, Facade

Textual content description supplied by the architects. At our first encounter with the location, the bizarre proportions of this somewhat small piece of floor caught our consideration. This irregular geometry along with the remaining marks of an previous development, together with the define of an previous villa and a ramp, have been the final indicators of what as soon as was there. Nonetheless seen on the partitions, the vestige of the previous home felt like a chalk define drawn at against the law scene, preserving the final hint of the sufferer’s presence on the earth. The proof advised that this villa was one of many final survivors of its type within the Shemiran area. 

Karafarin Bank / NextOffice - Exterior Photography, Brick, Windows, Facade
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Karafarin Bank / NextOffice - Exterior Photography, Windows
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We bought curious concerning the chance of summoning that previous home to the location by the use of a brand new structure, and thru making a reference each when it comes to the reminiscence of place and the previous mass that now not exists. It required a number of years of problem and arguing with the employer to influence them to not assemble further tales over the constructing. We needed to show that setting up solely a one-and-a-half-floor constructing may add such nice worth to the mission that it’s value forgetting about some further flooring.

Karafarin Bank / NextOffice - Interior Photography, Stairs, Glass, Facade, Steel, Handrail

In organizing the inside areas and the architectural sections, we used mezzanine flooring, a pitched roof within the interiors, an uncovered staircase, and a inexperienced out of doors balcony, to merge the architectural traits of a home into the workplace areas whereas refraining from generic administrative areas as far-off as potential.

Karafarin Bank / NextOffice - Interior Photography, Chair, Handrail

The mission’s materiality was fairly one other problem, whether or not when it comes to design or the irritating battle of getting proprietor approvals. It was needed to seek out some form of exterior materials that would distinguish the entire mission from the encircling residential space by manifesting its administrative nature. Mission materiality additionally needed to allow the creation of a proper plasticity to unify the roof and the partitions, whereas implying temporality and age, and offering sturdy roofing that may face up to solar and rain.

Karafarin Bank / NextOffice - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
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The result’s a mission that spatially, formally, and materially stands on the border of a financial institution and a residential constructing. Karafarin mission acts as an object that, whereas separating itself from its environment by the use of scale and type, will get nearer to the previous villa an increasing number of. In all probability it’s keen to turn into one thing between a treasured metallic chest slowly lined with the mud of time and a villa. 

Karafarin Bank / NextOffice - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade