Each year the global urban population multiples. With this boom, comes an influx of innovation when it comes to space utilisation and apartment interiors.
These examples show the huge number of ways that’s small living spaces in some of the world’s tightest, urban spaces are being transformed into stylish and functional homes.
This New York apartment got a serious overhaul by architect Adam Kushner. He used only reclaimed materials, such as old subway parts as doors and deli cutting boards for the floors. But despite it’s sustainability, it’s still got a touch of luxury, with a retractable roof that opens up on to a terrace, complete with a meditation pool.
It’s basically an upmarket tent, which was designed by MMAS and architect Cipriano Chas with the idea of housing displaced people. Although the buBbLe is completely transparent and it doesn’t look particularly safe, if you’re bedding down in the rougher parts of town, it’s still preferable to sleep on the streets and there could be something in it.
With the view of maximising a small space, designer Yuko Shibata has come up with the idea of moving walls, which can be adapted to suit your specific needs. Should you need more space, or a bit more privacy you just move a wall and rearrange the entire apartment. You can create a bedroom, office or living area depending on what you require at the time.
Hussein Jarouche of The Triptyque Studio has transformed this 1000-sq foot apartment into something of a masterpiece. The focal point is clearly the twisted bookcase, called Treme Treme, which wraps around the entire apartment, providing storage space and display cabinets.
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For the religious touch, Zecc Architecten in the Netherlands has transformed an old Catholic church into a bespoke, modern living space. Transforming the space into a contemporary design they still maintained a touch of the religious, with stained glass windows and crosses.