So usually I am a big fan of ultra modern houses, but this one might be a bit much, today we have a 215 square foot house out of Paris France. The renovation was done for about $50k and instead of paint, they decided to bring in color with different light bulbs. The sodium light-bulbs bring in a really interesting architectural quality, with it being such a raw mechanical element contrasted against the stark white. The designer noted:
The apartment is designed in a simple and neutral expression, without color or particular detail, annihilating any architectural expressiveness or narrative to leave only the logic of composition generated by light.
Today we have a pretty neat small house that comes to us from Bunkie Co. I find this house really interesting in many ways, first off its form is that of a iconic house, almost in a cartoon figure way. Second most of it is CNC plywood, meaning its a inexpensive material that is cut with computer guided machine, so it can be rapidly made with great precision.
One really cool feature of this house – and I almost missed this – on the second photo you can see it actually have two Murphy beds.
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!