Shukoor House Restoration
Kabul, Afghanistan
Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme

The Shukoor house demonstrates the ingenuity of builders in the old city of Kabul, who in this case adapted the customary north-south orientation of inhabited rooms to a sloping site. The main east-facing reception room on the ground floor of the house retains a fine arched timber partition, behind which is a small room with intricate moulded plaster decoration and niches. There are fine views over the city from the north-facing room on the first floor, which gives on to the roof. The owner of the house approached AKTC in 2003 with a plan for the construction of a new wing of rooms in the courtyard, which was amended to allow for a more sympathetic extension, which was built at the same time as the conservation of the main house. The house was handed back to the owner in late 2005.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Asheqan wa Arefan Neighborhood, Kabul, Afghanistan
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late 19th c., restored 2004-2005
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