Situated in Berlin, this 21 square-meters micro-apartment was renovated by Spamroom from two tiny, separate rooms to a modern inhabitant – a comfortably proportioned living/sleeping area, a small, but fully equipped kitchen, with plenty of storage and modern conveniences, a compact bathroom complete with luxury rain-shower, large washbasin and WC. To achieve the goal, the whole original layout was eliminated and a main function block which would concentrate the kitchen, bathroom and storage space was set up. The minimalist height of the volume allowed extra space above the bathroom and hallway entrance, which becomes a comfortable sleeping entresol. A window sill was extended for it to become a working desk with a view to the outside enclosure. Another successful transformation for a small apartment.
Live in large city like New York has a lots of advantages as well as disadvantage. Lacking of living space is definitely one of them. Designed by MKCA, Five to One Apartment – a small home with a total surface of 36 square, is an intuitive project that takes micro-housing to a new, highly creative level. Located in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City, this micro apartment make use of a motorized sliding wall to move from one side of the apartment to the other, creating various living areas. Working, sleeping, dressing, and entertaining, plus kitchen, dining, and bathing space are all available as the unit slides, switching from daytime and nighttime zones.
Located in the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, this modern apartment was designed in 2014 by Sinato Architects. The obvious feature of the place is its L-shaped wood wall that serves as the partition between the open space and the sleeping area. It is a large multi-functional piece of furniture where you can hang a picture, store books, sit or even roll around on, allowing it to become a symbol uniting the house. By looking at the floor plan you will find this smart L-shape design effectively connects and overlays the variuos places, allows the occupants to live with greater freedom.
Maid rooms in Paris have long been considered ungrateful and secluded spaces in the beautiful Haussmann buildings. Always located on the top level under the roof of these buildings, they are characterized by their small size, with rudimentary aesthetic interior spaces and common circulations difficult to access. However, due to the general increase in property prices, these forgotten square meters generate a new consideration and become a new type of housing.