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.
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!