So today we have a post for our friends on the other side of the pond, a pretty over-the-top British homage to Kate and William. The apartment is only 107 square feet, but packs in a small kitchenette, dining area and a area for socializing. I am assuming the back couch somehow converts into a bed. The bold colors certainly makes for a great space, but I do wonder about natural light, I don’t see any windows which a downside, however being that it was done in an exhibition hall, it might not make sense.
This is one of the smallest apartments I have seen to date, at 78 square feet its pretty extreme! This being in New York its obvious Luke eats out most meals, but still finds room for a small fridge. He actually built all the furnishing himself, including the bed which is pretty neat.
I saw this apartment a while back, but after viewing the photos and not finding a square footage, I thought it was a larger apartment. I then got an email from a reader (thanks Dallas!) to an article which stated it was 366 square feet. We all know the power of light color pallets, natural light and combined that with a skillful photographer who makes it look big, this is a pretty neat tiny apartment.
The apartment is in Barcelona Spain, noted the drawers built into the stairs, also the floating stairs made of metal allows for more storage space. The contrasting wood paneling is just inexpensive plywood done really well, it is a pretty interesting choice, but I really like it!
I found this dishwasher that is designed to be a single serving dishwasher, which may be too small, but for some it may be right. I plan to just hand wash most things, but when it comes to cutting raw meat on a cutting board, I’d like to have something a little more. Check out this single serving dishwasher with a minimalist design.
I found this story over at CNN, its about cage homes in Hong Kong. If you haven’t heard about these, they are essentially bunkbeds that are sealed off with cage wire so that people can lock them when they aren’t there. They are the size of a single bed and are about 4 feet tall for each “unit”. You have to share a bathroom with everyone, but the kicker is this, guess how much it costs for one of these in Hong Kong? $167 a month!
There has been recent outcry about the deplorable living conditions which a large number of people live in. Above is a photo of one of these cage homes that was used in an art exhibit to raise awareness of the growing trend. Among the cage homes, cubical farms have been cropping up where people pay to live in, about the same rate. In a city where houses have sold as much as $9,200 per square foot, no wonder why people go to these extremes. The questions is, what is the solution? With such densely populated urban centers, space is getting less and less accessible.
Read more about it at Reuters