The employer has owned property to gather all their branches which due to the circumstances has been located all around the city. Therefore, four different functions (showroom, research and development space, workshop, restroom) should be designed with the least changes in the existing building in a way that can be used as soon as possible.
In accordance with the current situation, salon and middle hall and one of the bedrooms with access to the hall allocated to the showroom. And another bedroom has been considered as the research and development room. With a slight change and the conversion of the building’s patio into an access corridor, the other three bedrooms were connected so that a suitable workshop space was created with direct access from the entrance.
Another existing building in the yard which was once the housekeeper home and was completely separate from the main building was also dedicated to the staff’s rest and dining room. The room in the basement that had access from the entrance was also considered as a home theater that could be used by staff or visitors in case needed.
The façade of the building also regained its vitality by creating a shell that leads the visitors to the main entrance with a proper rhythm.
In the end, an old and dilapidated building in one of the best locations of the city, which was threatened with demolition and apartment construction, renovate into an active space that could be responsive to its new user for many years to come.