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A.Len Rebuilds the House of Soviet Science and Culture

 - May 27, 2014
References: a-len & designboom
The House of Soviet Science and Culture was mostly destroyed during the fighting that took place in Afghanistan beginning in the 1990s, and now architecture firm A.Len is moving into Kabul in order to restore the space.

The design will focus mainly on a central courtyard area, which is surrounded by a perforated wall to allow for sufficient airflow. Considering the temperatures that this area can rise to, it's important that most architectural designs take this heat into mind. Because this is a Russian structure in Afghanistan, Russian ornamentation will also be found throughout the design to pay tribute to the overall theme of the place. While this is just a concept by A.Len firm right now, the steps are being put in place for construction to start soon. Photo Credits: designboom, a-len