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Character Cafe & Gallery

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture
Firm LocationTehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Project locationMehrshahr, Alborz, Iran
CompanyOJAN Design Studio
Lead ArchitectOjan Salimi
Design TeamAli Merati, Saber Tajik
ClientEghbal Amin Khaki, Mohammad Shojaie Bakhsh, Hossein Shojaie Bakhsh

Character Cafe & Gallery is a two-storey old building which is located in Alborz province, with the area of 530 square meters including two courtyards, cafe in ground floor and gallery in first floor.Front yard's seats are designed with greenery and relaxing sound of water to cover street noise.We tried to create the least amount of damage to the previous building by creating a new definition for the arch-shaped openings.we redefined Sabat as an historical element to experience the presence of Iranian historical cities as well as emphasis on access and find spaces easily by following colours.