[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 20/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 20/24

The Climb:  This proposal embraces the idea that one needs to ‘make the climb in order to accomplish anything in life’ and as such this is an experiential composition.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 18/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 18/24

In the classrooms, there are two ‘floor to ceiling’ windows to allow students to take in the views, but positioned to both not be a distraction during class and to allow natural light to graze the two end walls, maximizing the interior illumination… Read more

The dark side of the Building Code

Every building code is designed to keep people safe and improve their lives, but often the code imposes a negative impact on the potential quality of a place.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 16/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 16/24

The Library is positioned on the highest point of the exterior circular Atrium space and it’s public areas are facing this atrium and of course the views of the valley and cliffs beyond…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 13/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 13/24

Exterior Atrium: Besides the banners, each wire figure surrounding the auditorium takes on the shape of a traditional bread stove…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 12/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 12/24

Multi-purpose Performance Hall: Our goal is to make a structure that can accommodate a variety of performance types for the Bamiyan River Valley…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 11/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 11/24

Main Public Building Entrance: Upon entering through the main doors, one has direct access, and exit, to the auditorium. The main stair bridge…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 9/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 9/24

A cultural center has a unique opportunity to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to appreciate a culture. For this proposal we bring together the rich culture of the Bamiyan people of Afghanistan in one complete composition that embraces the culture, the landscape and the core beliefs all humans share, in physical form.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 8/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 8/24

The Atrium, a special outdoor space which surrounds the auditorium with it’s wire sculptures and hanging banners, provides access to all public spaces, including the cafe at the lowest level, both exhibition spaces and the library…
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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 7/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 7/24

To celebrate and embrace the heritage and culture is what this project is about, thus, to provide a place for this to happen in a setting that can accommodate very large crowds…
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