Split House

Located in a very dense area in West Jakarta, Split House is a renovation and extension project on a 6 x 15 meters land, owned by a family of four. The aim is to provide a comfortable and adequate working space combined with a living space in one place. Both spaces need to be separated well to serve the functions.

The name of “Split House” is derived from the concept that visualizes two houses with slope roof that stand on two different land lots. One of them is rotated 180 degrees, so they are opposing each other. The family of four is accommodated in the part that has slope going down to the front street, while the other part of the house is the entrance for office space. The zone separation of living and working space is vertical, where the ground level is intended for office function and the upper level is used for living space. After passing the courtyard, there is a gallery space, directing visitors to vertical circulation area at the back. Vertical circulation is made in zigzag shape, imagining it as an artwork element filling the void area at the back. The gallery space is also used as an additional space for working area of the office if it is needed.

The position of family room on the second floor is intended to achieve privacy as well as visual protection from outdoor area. Meanwhile TWS & Partners still preserves the connectivity of views and natural air circulation between the family room with the outdoor area within the foreground of a tree from the courtyard. Entering further, the Master bedroom and kids bedroom are located at the sides of family room. These layout suits the best as a balance circulation to all residences of the house. Family room becomes a loft under the slope ceiling and roof that eventually direct the natural light and air to come in. This loft concept space for the family room also let the visual continuity to the front courtyard. The third floor is set up with casual lounge space for the family with the roof garden that produces an active natural air circulation changing with the front courtyard.