| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.16 30m2 studio apartment – TARA

Tara is a building that was completed
in 1920, in the art deco style. This apartment is a 30 square meter space. The layout exists primarily as it was, the client was very inspired by minimalist interior design and really wanted a very clean and crisp and contemporary product for
the design of his space. Our idea was to shift the bulk of the apartment to the perimeter walls or to the outside walls To create a really large open and fluid
space through the middle of the apartment. Running along one length of wall beyond the kitchen is a function wall and it contains a four seat sofa
and a fold-down bed. The function wall wraps almost the couch and the bed to make full use of the height and ensure that no space was left unused for
storage where possible. For the design of the function wall we wanted something very robust, which is why we decided to clad it entirely in metal. It’s a very very contemporary look and feel. It feels very sharp very bespoke and very unique. We’ve used a very strong white bench top because it’s located at the base of the
singular window to the studio. What that does is help to flood the space with light and the bench top and splash back reads a little bit like a like a giant
lantern, it has a glow. We’ve employed a number of compact appliances and everything in the kitchen is concealed, there’s a washer/dryer combination,
there’s a pull-out dishwasher, there’s a microwave. But also a very generous sized
fridge. We decided to use frosted glass for the bathroom door as a mechanism or tool to be able to borrow light from the window in the bathroom. And bring more light into the studio. All of the surfaces in the bathroom are
finished in the same tile. Creates a very unique geometric pattern it helps to make the bathroom feel much larger than it in fact is. The apartment overall
presents us a very simple solution but it’s in fact, there’s a great deal of
consideration goes into getting all of the details right. The way that the blind
rolls down just behind the tap or the concealed strip lighting in the shower,
right down to the small details like the push touch doors in the kitchen. Or the
concealed finger pull handles. Very important to be able to make use of
existing building stock and improve upon that so that people are very comfortable
living in our cities


Nicholas Powers

Jan 1, 2019, 2:47 pm Reply

Nah sometimes it is. I'm alright tho. Interpret this as you'd like.


Jan 1, 2019, 7:36 am Reply

If I had the money, I wouldn't buy a big house or mansion. That kind of apartment is enough for me.

dan scolaro

Jan 1, 2019, 12:00 pm Reply

Really FAB. So what does this reno cost to do?


Jan 1, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

Never too small … that’s what he told me. 🙁

will kelly

Jan 1, 2019, 8:20 am Reply

I have always said it’s a contradiction because anyone who can afford this kind of upscale furnishing can usually just afford a larger place

Moe Moe

Jan 1, 2019, 8:44 am Reply

I like the idea of a small sink, it makes you wash your dishes sooner then later

Private Notitia

Jan 1, 2019, 7:25 pm Reply

new york city needs to begin doing this essentially updating their small apartments. with this design i could easily live here without feeling like im in a tight space.


Jan 1, 2019, 12:00 am Reply

I wonder if this is the most expensive apartment of this size

Angie L.

Jan 1, 2019, 6:26 am Reply

Oh my


Jan 1, 2019, 12:10 pm Reply

take my money

Sues Anna

Jan 1, 2019, 1:08 pm Reply

Looks boring. I couldn’t live in that room.

Florian VIDAL

Jan 1, 2019, 10:47 am Reply

30m2 is big for Paris.

Lancelot V

Jan 1, 2019, 11:30 am Reply

30^2 meter isn't small

Robert Galvan

Jan 1, 2019, 3:43 pm Reply

another issue is, this place looks boring with no life

Maverick Zu’lson

Jan 1, 2019, 4:39 pm Reply

50 sq/m is a huge place. I've lived in 30 sq/m with a three people and now im sharing a 16 sqm room wirh a roommate

w g

Jan 1, 2019, 6:01 pm Reply

Wouldn't the microwave over heat or cause a fire ? Because of the lack of air flow . I like it but dont wanna die in the process. Good for one person or two .

Hussein Majid

Jan 1, 2019, 7:10 pm Reply

What a quiet apartment i love it ??

Christian Terrill

Jan 1, 2019, 2:33 pm Reply

Its not to small but really fucking close.

carleton math

Jan 1, 2019, 12:07 am Reply

What kind of budget would I need to hire someone who could do aproximately the same thing for me?


Jan 1, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

Very nice, but opaque bathroom doors are terrible for sound isolation if you mean to have guests over….


Jan 1, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

What is this thing next to the bed? From the left side to be correct. Heater or what?

Angela Ferres

Jan 1, 2019, 10:22 am Reply

It would be really interesting to have the cost of these rennovations included. For those inspired to rennovate their own homes and follow the philosophies in these videos, it would be really helpful to know the sorts of budgets that need to be allocated to make these dreams into a reality!

Andrew Foskett

Jan 1, 2019, 12:14 am Reply

Love the sofa/bed combo but am a little confused. At 0.48 the lefthand side of the sofa is in line with the armrest (ie normal sofa depth) but at 0.55 when the bed is down the lefthand side of the sofa is the length of the bed (more like a chaise than a sofa)…

marlou baguio

Jan 1, 2019, 6:23 pm Reply

Love it ?


Feb 2, 2019, 1:19 am Reply

I wish these small living spaces were less expensive tho… There's definitely a culture issue when I had to rent a 3bedroom house because it was cheaper than a studio.

Mike W

Feb 2, 2019, 8:42 am Reply

I like this architect's work, but I his intonation annoys me.

Adrian Ronald Sehat

Feb 2, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

nice showroom but not practical as an actual living space


Feb 2, 2019, 7:11 pm Reply

I wish the dfw area in Texas had homes like these. I don't wanna pay $800+ dollars for rent!

Theodore Roosevelt

Feb 2, 2019, 7:11 pm Reply

You don’t need another bed if the sofa is already retractable

Tobias I

Feb 2, 2019, 9:47 am Reply

Little small


Feb 2, 2019, 1:59 pm Reply

Perfect for drones, and so stylish

Dias Amreé

Feb 2, 2019, 6:03 pm Reply

at 00:01 it looks like it's written "50" not "30"

Karol Boratynski

Feb 2, 2019, 10:48 am Reply

What material and finish is used for the kitchen cabinet doors? The handles in specific. It looks like the door is done in one piece.


Feb 2, 2019, 6:24 am Reply

1:13 too bright.

Ujjawal ujax

Feb 2, 2019, 9:52 am Reply



Feb 2, 2019, 10:09 pm Reply

How much is it? I bet it’s quite expensive still.

Timothy Gurguis

Feb 2, 2019, 8:59 pm Reply

I wish you could build something like this using standard, affordable materials 🙁

For the Time Being

Feb 2, 2019, 9:24 pm Reply

The sofa and couch setup is one of the most intuitive I've seen, great use of space!

Kelvin Figueira

Feb 2, 2019, 7:36 pm Reply

Wow…brilliant layout.

Mpumelelo M

Feb 2, 2019, 8:20 pm Reply

What's the longevity of a fold down bed

Aditum Studio

Feb 2, 2019, 8:06 am Reply

Just amazing ?

Elias Silva

Mar 3, 2019, 3:35 am Reply

Actually liked it hell yeah

Christian Balderrama

Mar 3, 2019, 5:12 pm Reply

the videos are to short, I can't get enough love this channel

Sandeep Juneja

Mar 3, 2019, 5:37 am Reply

This is the first apartment I can I really liked

Elisabeth Sun

Mar 3, 2019, 3:04 pm Reply

this is a great design

Jenny Wan Loi Kan

Apr 4, 2019, 8:00 pm Reply

I have 43m2 studio apartment in Amsterdam and am literally obsessed with all these fancy design solutions!! Soo inspiring and sooo envious !! I love how all the walls are gone, and love the pull out bed. Basic morale of all these videos: keep it crazy tidy and absolutely NO CLUTTER.

Marco Sosa

Apr 4, 2019, 1:22 am Reply

i’m obsessed with this channel

Donna Alarcon Elizondo

Apr 4, 2019, 11:05 am Reply

Where can I find the function wall?


Apr 4, 2019, 6:59 pm Reply

I love when I find a yt channel actually worth watching and re-watching, what a brilliant content, keep these episodes coming!

Alfa Won

Apr 4, 2019, 7:46 am Reply

Very nice. Just a note on fold out beds. I lived in a studio for 20 years and fold out beds usually stay out 97% of the time so while they look good folded up most of the time they wll be left out.

Karen Van Zant

May 5, 2019, 10:09 am Reply

Very sterile and boring.

Lisa Brandl

May 5, 2019, 4:07 pm Reply

From where is the fall down bed? Look gorgeous

EJ Ioane

May 5, 2019, 12:31 pm Reply

Ive been in this apartmemt building…its in Rushcutters bay, Sydney near xcross…feels very art deco/museumlike when u walk in.

Itsmakeupbykris Itsmakeupbykris

May 5, 2019, 9:22 am Reply

I think you should insert the wardrobe quite often cause we would like to see how the small apartment could storage a lot of clothes, i mean like shoes, bags, etc

Rossana Bachiorri

May 5, 2019, 6:43 pm Reply

Idee veramente fantastiche per piccoli ambienti ???

Gamal Kevin

May 5, 2019, 4:28 pm Reply

This is beautiful

Javier Berlanga

May 5, 2019, 10:29 pm Reply

Architects desing simple, cheap, economically, rationally, when they do it for themselves… but expensive, complicatilly, ostentatious when they desing is for clients

D sc

May 5, 2019, 10:46 pm Reply

Annoying presentation- as if he were always asking questions ? STOP!

D sc

May 5, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply


Chao Yang

May 5, 2019, 8:25 pm Reply

every morning, it takes a lot time to clean and pack the bed and every evening you spend a lot time on open it. You will be late for work.

marie haaning

May 5, 2019, 5:03 pm Reply

How is The Clei bed Holding up, thinking of getting one, wondering og You hd had any feedback regarding it from the client ?


May 5, 2019, 8:27 pm Reply

1- 30 m2 is not small.
2- the living space is in complete darkness and the kitchen and bath are flooded with light.
3- it's like living next to the entrance door.
4- pulling out the bed while tired late at night is not practical at all
5- and you'll be sleeping smelling the rest of your pizza in the oven instead of having a proper night stand.
6- I'd be bored as hell with staring at my faucet as only activity.
7- it looks nice though.


Jun 6, 2019, 12:59 am Reply

tbh i hate huge spaces and this house is probably the best for me❤️❤️


Jun 6, 2019, 1:34 pm Reply

I can't stop watching these videos, gives me so much inspiration for my studio! Btw, anyone who has an idea where the lamp (1:14) is from? Could absolutely use it!

LD Lee

Jun 6, 2019, 5:24 pm Reply

Beautifully designed!

Jacklyn Quin

Jun 6, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

Awesome use of space.

MVibe Aca

Jun 6, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

What's the materials used to laminate the cabinets? The metallic skin?

Muhammad Fikri Ramadhan

Jun 6, 2019, 3:31 am Reply

this apartment still bigger then my dorm room by 4 times

Ania Marturano

Jun 6, 2019, 7:37 am Reply

It is not possible that this appartment has so much light with only one window

Daisy Daisy

Jun 6, 2019, 1:32 am Reply

Like something out of a science fiction movie, where everyone seems to be happy, but you realize as you watch that it’s actually a dystopia

yann Sierro

Jun 6, 2019, 10:39 pm Reply

love the result

Rick Funes

Jun 6, 2019, 5:38 am Reply

I like this space. I would get better looking furnishings though. That table and chairs from IKEA cheapen the place

Kriss Chin

Jun 6, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

Aside from the computer monitor where a TV should be, I love this so much!

Alex Erz-Gehölz

Jun 6, 2019, 8:36 pm Reply

too cold, sorry


Jun 6, 2019, 6:34 pm Reply

I'll take this apartment and add a floor to ceiling bookshelf on the bare wall opposite the sofa/bed. ?

seven henson

Jun 6, 2019, 7:15 am Reply

Just 1 thing. For me I hate to do my bed every day if I live alone. So I would have to prioritize the use of either the bed or the sofa


Jun 6, 2019, 11:08 am Reply



Jun 6, 2019, 4:42 pm Reply

Never too small… What kind of a slave mentality is this????? THIS GENERATION IS CANCER.

Jann Cilliers

Jul 7, 2019, 12:29 pm Reply


Alex Wright

Jul 7, 2019, 1:37 pm Reply

Beautiful and inspiring. Definately one of the best small spaces I've seen on YouTube.


Jul 7, 2019, 5:28 am Reply

he must rarely use his microwave. if it was me, i would be so annoyed everytime i had to use it i'd have to open TWO doors…… = =

bent-erik munch

Jul 7, 2019, 4:54 pm Reply

Really buatifull, but the chairs for the diningtable, hm ? 🙂


Jul 7, 2019, 7:04 pm Reply

These people can put a microwave and a dishwasher anywhere but never a regular size sink for some reason…


Jul 7, 2019, 12:54 am Reply

30 or 50 m2???????

Audrey Caruso

Jul 7, 2019, 10:49 pm Reply

Just adorable!


Jul 7, 2019, 11:47 pm Reply

I actually do like this a lot, the light in this space is spectacular ?

Rochelle James

Jul 7, 2019, 11:27 am Reply

Very nice and great use of space

jimmy Adams

Jul 7, 2019, 12:04 am Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 5:57 am Reply

That's very very very cool ?

Jenny M

Jul 7, 2019, 1:40 pm Reply

I love this but would add an easy chair to aid in conversation…otherwise perfect!!!❤️


Jul 7, 2019, 12:37 pm Reply

Where can I get that bed?

Juan T

Jul 7, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

Never too small. Name of my pornhub channel.

Leon Lee

Jul 7, 2019, 6:38 am Reply

Toooooo white, uncomfortable

Dark Aeon

Jul 7, 2019, 7:03 pm Reply

The apartment does look amazing, but I don't see the point of spending extra money to fit all of the necessities into a smaller space when you could easily buy and furnish a much larger place for the same amount.


Aug 8, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

Clever, simple, stylish. Nice work.

Vasily Khanashchak

Aug 8, 2019, 6:56 pm Reply

Incredible flat ❤️

david ubl

Aug 8, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

The apartment design is so clean and deluxe but the chairs feel to normal, I would change them into a more high value product.

olivia q

Aug 8, 2019, 5:32 pm Reply

30m2 or 50m2 ????

vlad chircov

Aug 8, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

Am I the only one who was bothered by the proximity of the entrance door to the bed?

Leila L

Aug 8, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

I don't like metal…it's COLD instead of cozy….

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