So Typically I find apartments that have a neat design sense to them or have one neat trick to them; Then I found this apartment. The design is elegant, simplistic, functional and no other way of putting it…. EPIC.
So what’s so great about this apartment? Try a 400 square foot apartment that has a master bedroom AND a guest bedroom for two, can seat 12 at a dining table and so much more. Here are some photos and then a video at the end.
I have been seeing quite a few of these pod style designs in small spaces, today we have Tony and Hilary’s Tiny Loft featuring this central cube that houses most of their storage and then has the bed on top. This seems to be a great approach for places that have tall ceilings, but small foot prints. I really like the curtain that can be drawn around the bed for added privacy or for those days you just don’t want to make your bed, AKA everyday for me. This apartment is 460 square feet and houses two people and one four legged friend.
In a traditional house, in my experience, people often congregate in the kitchen. But when it comes to Tiny Houses I’ve noticed that the current layouts often dictate that people gather in the great room or living room, depending on what you call it. It is for this reason that we want to minimizing our kitchen space to as small as possible, while it still being comfortable and functional. For some Tiny Apartments in big cities, they leave out a kitchen all together.
If you think about it we spend very little time in the bathroom and the kitchen, so they should be proportioned as such. We spend 8-12 hours a night in bed, while the rest is in our work/living space or out and about. I think ultimately Tiny Houses do cause us to get out more, interact with the world around us, that being the man made world and the natural world.
So I found a great kitchenette that seems very useable, but has a very small footprint. It also has the added bonus of being able to close up and look very presentable when not in use.
I covered this a while ago, but the concept has finally seen the light of day, check out the sleepbox. It is designed to be a short term hotel room of sorts, allowing travelers to take some time to catch a nap or relax in a clean, comfortable and safe environment.
In mid-August 2011, the first Sleepbox was installed at the Aeroexpress terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia. It represents the base version made of MDF with a natural ash-tree veneer. This Sleepbox attracted such a great deal of interest from passengers and big companies that chances are first commercially operated boxes will be installed at airports and in the city by the end of this year.
This is a hotel that you can stay in for about $100 a night, they are old life raft/boats that have been re-purposed. The designer specializes in making things from garbage and this is one of his latest creations. While it is a neat idea, the interior leaves leave much to be desired for buy has real potential.