Sometimes it feels a bit like our homes become like fishbowls. The bigger they are, the more stuff we acquire to fill them up. But do we really need all that square footage? The team at3XA, who designed and built this micro apartment in Wroclaw, Poland would say no. At only 312 square feet (29 square meters), there is no room for mistakes, but there is plenty of room for
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When micro spaces find their way into design magazines and architecture blogs, they reach a weird level of internet fame. Whether it’s because an interior transforms into a mindboggling seven rooms or because a lofted bed feels kind of like a coffin, people just can’t stop staring at miniature apartments. Here’s a look back at 14 New York City microdwellings that made the media rounds, from the immaculately designed to
This tiny brick house in San Francisco, California has been converted into a 160 square foot small guest apartment by architect Christi Azevedo. Originally a laundry boiler room, the ground level floor space is approximately 93 sq. ft. which has a full kitchen, living room with couch and dining table. The mezzanine area has built-in walnut wardrobe and drawers, a bathroom and a glass landing leads to the sleeping loft.
This well-structured 21 square meter (226 sq. ft.) micro apartment in Berlin, Germany was designed by spamroom with overlapping functions both horizontally and vertically within the confines of a single room. The newly renovated apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage, modern appliances and white washed Maritime Pine wood cabinets. Between the entry hallway and the kitchen is a spacious bathroom with a skylight which is part
Zoku Amsterdam is a new type of hotel promoting the concept of a spacious micro-apartment for global nomads. Designed by Concrete Architectural Associates, The Zoku Loft offers a spacious experience in a room of at least 25 square meters. According to the project developers, “it provides a stylish and spatial feel due to its flexible interior with a focus on the living and working space instead of the sleeping area.”
A pine unit provides a kitchen, bathroom and mezzanine level for this tiny Berlin apartment designed by two local architects, which also features Art Deco details including a parquet door. Berlin studio Spamroom and architect John Paul Coss were asked to convert a flat measuring just 21 square metres in an early 1900s apartment block in the Berlin district of Moabit. The original layout had suffered from earlier efforts to modernise, said the architects,
To combat the growing housing crisis in major American cities, architects are designing smaller, more efficient apartments that will change the way urbanites live There’s a housing crisis in major American cities: it’s too damn expensive to live in one. In New York City, for example, there are many more single adults –representing a whopping 33 percent of the population– living alone than there are small, affordable apartments. And there’s
In the days when the largest cities of the world are becoming increasingly overcrowded and the living space is getting harder and more expensive to get, the concept of micro homes and tiny-living techniques seem to have come straight from Heaven. Architects Marc Baillargeon and Julie Nabucet have developed a very cool, uncluttered and modern apartment for a student in Paris, one of Europe’s largest alpha cities. Previously a bedroom
New Yorkers got a look at the future of city living this morning when Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the winning design for 300-square-foot “micro apartments” being built as an affordable housing option for singles. The units, which will be constructed in Kips Bay, will range from 250- to 370 square feet. According to the plans, some will have Murphy beds and sofa beds to optimize the space. Fortunately, there are some
Does the thought of no kitchen to clean sound inviting to you? How about the idea of ditching your car in favor of a bike or shedding a bunch of clutter that’s doing nothing but filling up closets and taking up space? If you’ve been thinking about downsizing, the big answer may come in a small package: the micro apartment. Topping out at no more than 300 square feet —