The House of the Sun is not the type of home you see everyday. That’s because the inspiration for its interior design wasn’t the location, the view or nature in general. It was something very specific and very unusual. The client showed a special interesting in the Persian culture and civilization and this became the leitmotif for the interior design of the space.
This unique home is located in Kiev, Ukraine and was designed by Studio Persian Primavera in 2016. The studio was founded by Solmaz Fooladi and is appreciated for its projects that combine multiple styles in harmonious compositions. The client wanted this space to be dedicated to the Sun and this unusual request was regarded by the designers as an opportunity to innovate and to be creative.
The focal point of the interior design is a staircase which was placed in the living room. The stair don’t connect two floors and don’t really lead up to any secret space. They’re actually a symbolic and philosophical element inspired from historic ziggurats. They’re a metaphor for the road to the sun and they’re actually oriented towards East/ sunrise.
Another eye-catching feature is this custom-made lighting fixture. It has a rebar frame and it too was inspired by the sun, more exactly its geometric representation as a triangle framed by a dodecagon, a detail sometimes encountered in traditional Iranian architecture.
Because the budget for this project was limited, the architects had to find a way to save money without compromising the aesthetic of the space. They chose to work with simple and affordable materials such as concrete, metal, bricks and reclaimed wood. The artistic side of the design was always at the top of the list.
Both the client’s interest in Persian civilization and the artistic character desired for the space are reflected in the interior in a variety of forms. The space is warm and cozy and full of significant elements that have a deeper meaning than they let us believe at first sight. The home as a whole is a very relaxing and welcoming space.