Designed by Idin Architects, SIRI is a commercial building used as a house and the owners’ jewelry office.
In order to serve the big family with 4 members, brothers and sisters, and future family members, a large utility space is necessary. The site is two identical commercial buildings with narrowing inside. The design must utilize the space to give every family member a compact private area comprising of rest area, pantry, bedrooms as well as a living room with light well.
The design was thought as a tile-matching puzzle game, Tetris. Each puzzle symbolizing each unit constructed up to be living spaces with a center void space. The space plays an important role as an empty space which not only let the light come into every living level but also allow visual interaction between users. The family members can see each other’s movement all day through the central core.
To achieve this, all units are double-leveled. Each unit is differently and separately accessed by the elevator which is set at the back of the building. The top level is the main living room and dining room for the family. In the middle situate the residential units while the jewelry office is at the ground floor. Also, a big tree is added in the house to provide a feeling of nature. The exterior was designed reflectively to the area of units inside, as well as the connection of units to each other and to the top level.