This one of the most impressive and intriguing renovations I’ve ever had the pleasure of coming across. It was originally two identical, run-down, commercial buildings which have now been given a new lease of life as a family home/office by Bangkok based IDIN Architects.
4 brothers and sisters with plans for the future were the clients that IDIN Architects sought to create this contemporary space for. It had to cater to both domestic needs as well as the needs of the family jewelry business. The peculiar challenge was creating private home units for each family member within the vast vertical space comprising living rooms, bedrooms etc. Each of these private units are basically two storey homes with seperate, individual access via a back elevator. There is, however, a communal family living and dining area at the top level.
The central core as well as the back of the house features a fairly large skylight that floods the space with daylight that permeates all levels. This flood of natural light is complimented by the presence of a large, centrally located tree at the core of the building which is seemingly visible to all and sundry, which, in essence, draws in nature.
The final element was the interior design and fit out of the house. Very modern and clean, exuding a sense of practicality and function. The entire project is exemplary, and so well done when considering the scale and complexity of the objective.