Less is always more in today’s fast paced world obsessed with the micros and the minis! Everything is becoming smaller and smaller, and that’s BIG hit if it is a cosy little apartment for one.
Michael K Chen Architecture (MKCA) have refurbished a 390 sqft apartment in Manhattan, New York and made it an astounding 5 in 1 apartment – by adding just one sliding wall.
MKCA specialize in micro-living architecture, and this is their latest invention. The apartment is housed in a 20s co-op building in Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, but speaks Y2K after MKCA has added it’s contemporary touch to the tiny space. The architects creatively employ white paint, LED lights and a minimalist layout to impress the viewer with a spacious outlook.
If you enter the apartment when it’s set for day time, you’d miss the bed; Nowhere to be seen as a couch faces the TV wall and a work, and storage space alternatively hide behind white sliding cabinets, which clear the view to one thing at a time and reveal only what is needed. But here’s the trick: the TV wall is a sliding wall, which moves forward through a motorized action to reveal a hidden wall, out of which springs the folded bed. More storage space is also revealed, which is adequate for clothes and other things stored in a bedroom. The bed can remain stowed to create a dressing space, giving the apartment its 3rd look.
Facing this 3 in 1 component is a sturdy little kitchen with improved cabinet space and solid surface counters, and a dining area for four, stowed in a corner to allow maximum walking space. Behind the wall-fitted refrigerator lies a bath fitted with a linen and laundry hamper cabinet, accessible through a chic pocket door.
All the cables, audiovisual and networking components of the apartment are stored within the magical sliding wall that turns this tiny apartments into 5 different things.It also has additional storage and display space.
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