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NOWRUZ PROJECT

This project was created based on the guidelines given by Steelcase for the Steelcase Student Competition. This is an office created for a client called NEXT. It was inspired by a beautiful village in Egypt called Al-Fayoum. Scroll down to learn more about this project.

BACKGROUND 

 This project is centered around designing for Afghan refugees who recently fled from war from the city of Kabal in Afghanistan. The idea is to build a sustainable shelter that is meant to feel like their permanent home. This house was created using a concrete material called cortex which hardens after 24 hours when putting water on it. It allows the shelter to be built more quickly and efficiently.

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CONCEPT

The concept behind this project is inspired by the famous holiday in Afghanistan known as Nowruz which presents these 3 elements: 

Growth

Community

Rebirth

This is meant to be a temporary shelter that feels more like a permanent home. I wanted it have a strong foundation that's tied to their culture and beliefs which is why I chose this concept. The goal is for them to feel hopeful and renewed when moving in and living in this home. 

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FLOORPLAN

01 Reception 

02 Wellness 1

03 Wellness 2 

04 Phone Room 1 

05 Phone Room 2

06 Phone Room 3 

07 Prayer/Yoga 

08 Inclusive Lab

09 Meeting Room 

10 Game Area

11 Home Office 

12 Lounge Area

13 Work Cafe

14 Retail Space

15 Sleeping Pods

16 Private Office 1 

17 Private Office 2

18 Private Office 3 

19 Project 1: Meeting

20 Project 1: Testing

21 Project 2: Meeting

22 Project 2: Testing 

23 Product Storage

24 Retail Mock-up 

25 Resource Center

26 Phone Room 4 

27 Product Management 

28 Materials WS 

29 Retail Workstation 

30 Prototype WS

31 Visitor WS

32 Product Management 

33 Engineering TeamSpace

34 Engineering WS

35 Design WS

36 Design TeamSpace

37 Virtual Center 

38 Prototype WS

39 Boxing Area

40 Mother's Room

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AXONOMETRICS

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BRANDING

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PERSPECTIVES

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