| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.7 Micro Apartment Design George

How you experience space is marked by the sequence of moving through space through varying heights and through material change. It’s all about contrast, it’s all about depth, it’s all about layering of views The apartment block is built in the 1950s. It’s 28 square meters. we gutted the apartment completely and then we installed a couple of steel beams to pick up the loads from above then it allowed me to completely reorganize the space below The apartment is a series of small spaces The first half of the space is marked by three compartments, the kitchen, the bathroom and the threshold Having that black kitchen as you come into the space pulls your eye through the kitchen through the light it gives you a hint of what’s in the next room The bench top is a servery but it’s also mise en place. With the joinery went full height so there is deep storage, which accessible from both sides What binds the kitchen and the bathroom together is a threshold It hides all your plumbing and the wardrobe is camouflaged in this portal As you come in that’s that tile on the ground which continues on into the bathroom which continues up the wall it ends at the ceiling gives you the sense of continuity from one space into the next Even the organization of where we decide to place that full height mirror, layers the space even further The simple plane creates a space under and over so there’s that transition in height as well So the volume of the space is changed It’s about the range of affordances that come with this horizontal plane You know it’s a space that the bed sits on. The bed slides under put the table on the platform, It seats six comfortably The ply continues on along the edges of the plane with extra storage I suppose what I wanted for the main space is the simplest gesture possible, is a horizontal plane oriented towards the view.


Pixelinuit la

Nov 11, 2018, 1:54 pm Reply

my favorite apartment design so far !! keep up the good work 🙂

Didier Duplenne

Nov 11, 2018, 11:45 pm Reply

Beautiful and inspiring

Erick Saenz

Nov 11, 2018, 3:50 am Reply

Hello, can you please provide the dimensions?

Elaine Bürgi

Nov 11, 2018, 3:43 pm Reply

Como e que o meu aspirador vai conseguir chegar ate o fundo de de baixo da cama para depois eu colocar o colchao la? Do jeito que esta nao tem como aspirar por completo. Como eu vou colocar o meu colchao la em baixo e depois de noite usa-lo cheio de po para dormir?


Nov 11, 2018, 7:02 pm Reply

Does anybody know where this music is from? The tone is perfect!

Al Sun

Nov 11, 2018, 1:08 am Reply

Love it.

jupiter is a bean

Nov 11, 2018, 4:26 pm Reply

this is fucking genius


Nov 11, 2018, 3:15 am Reply

Building Merdeka… Amazing Indonesian Deisgner.. keep it going bro

Warsame Adam

Nov 11, 2018, 4:37 am Reply

Big words but I don’t see any of the stuff he mentioned in the design.

e r

Nov 11, 2018, 4:50 am Reply

Wow that voice… he can be a narrator

no further west

Nov 11, 2018, 8:43 am Reply

This guy has a very mature understanding of design.

Julia Trevino

Dec 12, 2018, 3:11 pm Reply

What’s the music playing in the background??

Betty Ann Macaluso-Baratta

Dec 12, 2018, 9:45 pm Reply

Magnificent!! I would just get more fluffy pillows for the bed; looked uncomfortable, those pillow. But I am older. 🙂 lol

nichi ce

Dec 12, 2018, 11:46 pm Reply


Alexis Angulo

Dec 12, 2018, 6:11 pm Reply

The latest episode (ep. 14) popped out on my recommendations (probably watched too much Sims build videos again ?). Now I'm binge watching this series, and reaching this episode, I'm feeling sorta emotional. Perhaps the overall feel of it. Beautiful design. Cosy homes. The concepts. The editing. The music. Imagining what my home might look in the future. Imagining that even if I wouldn't afford a huge house and lot, there is a beautiful and functional space for me that is never too small. ?

(Not saying that these spaces might not cost a fortune ? But you know. There are ways :))

Faeez Jamaludin

Dec 12, 2018, 2:33 pm Reply

i spot that building merdeka books there. proud malaysian here

Elisabeth Sun

Dec 12, 2018, 10:17 am Reply

should win a design award.

Diana Garcia

Dec 12, 2018, 2:48 pm Reply

The aesthetic and functionality really hits the spot, however just staring at the cabinets, all the refurbushing and retrofitting works, this aint cheap.

Xinna SinPatria

Jan 1, 2019, 7:06 pm Reply


Leone Ranger

Jan 1, 2019, 4:31 pm Reply

Lovely space and design. Lost me on the table, but overall I still like it's clarity, function and liveability

Antok S

Jan 1, 2019, 3:26 pm Reply

its so beautiful

Chooi Keng Leong

Jan 1, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

Sounds like Malaysian lol

this is the last cookie

Jan 1, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

the explanation's a little pretentious, but nice looking place.

Marie Arenbi Carillanes

Jan 1, 2019, 9:25 am Reply

It's the first time that I didn't like the small space. It's too gloomy and dark eventhough it looks so open on one side everything seems to be cramped on another side.


Jan 1, 2019, 12:00 pm Reply

Wooow ???


Jan 1, 2019, 4:08 pm Reply

I wish this video was longer, I want to stare.

Artur Rodrigues

Jan 1, 2019, 7:41 pm Reply

Great job, very smart.

Blue Archangel

Jan 1, 2019, 1:07 pm Reply

HOW did the bed slides down?


Jan 1, 2019, 4:54 am Reply

Window coverings. Insane not to have them.

Bro Ro

Jan 1, 2019, 8:01 am Reply

Need the plan of this place

Samjai Sam

Jan 1, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

I like everything except the cheap black Hisenssee fridge in the background – appliances are real important in any interior design so don't overlook that!


Feb 2, 2019, 12:37 pm Reply

He is must be Minimalist, If I had to bet.

Jae Lee Smart

Feb 2, 2019, 6:27 am Reply

“the partment”

Gorgeous Baby

Feb 2, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

Douglas, well done. And I like your voice tone. Would you do more YouTube and share more of your works ? ?


Feb 2, 2019, 4:44 pm Reply

great space use. love the bed platform.

Karol Boratynski

Feb 2, 2019, 11:39 am Reply

The mattress would get so much dust on it from constant moving. Otherwise great design.


Feb 2, 2019, 2:38 pm Reply

Black tiles in the toilet would be a nightmare to keep clean.

Creta Le

Feb 2, 2019, 2:22 pm Reply

Love it. But with sleeping place so close to the kitchen, I wonder if the mattress will have a heavy smoky smell coming from the kitchen after cooking…

gio cd

Feb 2, 2019, 12:31 pm Reply

The black tiles with the red grout are stunning! Very hi tech effect and I loved the versatility of the bed space-living / dining area, very clever ?

Naphada Prommahachai

Feb 2, 2019, 7:32 am Reply

I love your design especially bathroom


Feb 2, 2019, 5:08 pm Reply


Anna li

Mar 3, 2019, 11:08 pm Reply

dont love the bed and how it sits, but this was a brilliant use of space.

szu h

Mar 3, 2019, 4:31 pm Reply

Wow that voice !

Megan G

Mar 3, 2019, 4:41 am Reply

The bathroom with the black tile and pink grout is my hot dream. Love!

Debra Huddleston

Mar 3, 2019, 3:12 am Reply

I’m confused. Where is the front door? What does it look like from the front door?

Dongliang Ye

Mar 3, 2019, 9:17 pm Reply

Where do you get the pc desk

Âu Dương Ngọc Lam

Mar 3, 2019, 3:03 pm Reply

Kiểu như 69% tiếng Việt 20% tiếng Trung 11% nhiều thứ tiếng

Carla Garrett

Mar 3, 2019, 4:17 pm Reply

the bed/livingroom is just the best thing ever!

Tony Pugliese

Mar 3, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

It seats 6 “comfortably”. Oh boy I doubt it.

Siddharth Hissaria

Mar 3, 2019, 5:44 am Reply

I feel inspired when I see these videos

Vinh Prag

Mar 3, 2019, 9:48 am Reply

Not sure we agree on what 'seats 6 comfortably' means.

Pepe Krep

Mar 3, 2019, 1:02 pm Reply

damn son dats preddy


Mar 3, 2019, 2:42 pm Reply

i press replay to listen, not watch. that sounds like good english for a malaysian.

Elisabeth Sun

Mar 3, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

this is one of the best designs in never too small channel, imo.

Cassette Walkman

Apr 4, 2019, 8:26 am Reply

Beautiful space for it being different. But hilarious that the beam was unnecessary for the fact it was buried in what could have been a structural wall.

u aa

Apr 4, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

Ouh hes cute

Manuel Büschgens

Apr 4, 2019, 1:34 pm Reply

This must be the most intelligent designed micro apartment I've seen to date. Fantastic work of art!

Franco recalt

Apr 4, 2019, 2:09 pm Reply


Ana Logija

Apr 4, 2019, 11:51 am Reply

Best one jet

Anna Katrina

Apr 4, 2019, 9:45 pm Reply

If I were to live here I'd honestly just slide the bed out and sleep on the floor because I couldn't be bothered to haul it up the platform hehe. Great home though! Really inspiring concept

Василий Атанасов

Apr 4, 2019, 11:25 am Reply

From all of them until now this is my favourite! Amazing!


Apr 4, 2019, 2:43 pm Reply

Love the matte black tiles with red grout.

Real Deal

Apr 4, 2019, 3:05 pm Reply

Would have liked to see more

Glenda Lewis

Apr 4, 2019, 12:51 am Reply

Can u share the design

Linda BTDT

Apr 4, 2019, 12:01 pm Reply

Such ingenuity, it’s very unique it’s great for anyone under a certain age.

Ed S

Apr 4, 2019, 8:17 pm Reply

Nice job, like the bed platform idea.

Eerli Semsen

Apr 4, 2019, 10:02 am Reply

Awesome video. I could listen to his voice all day. He could explain how he would kill me slowly with a knife and I would still be calm and soothed.

Alfa Won

Apr 4, 2019, 8:32 am Reply

Very nice


Apr 4, 2019, 6:42 am Reply

He was in living big in tiny house too.

Login Lee

May 5, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

Same apartment, but you guys have a much better video than the bigger channel, nice work


May 5, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

He sounds like a Singaporean, but I can be wrong. Nevertheless, he is very wholesome.

ღ Gøŋε Ðaяk ღ

May 5, 2019, 10:59 pm Reply

I la la lovvee this, come to my place you are so very welcome to make it all happen =) Now I have new work that inspires me 😉 Have a wonderful day/night.


May 5, 2019, 12:42 am Reply


Aqilah Azman

May 5, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

imagine my university college room look like this?


May 5, 2019, 6:50 pm Reply

thats such an amazing design!!! legit put a tatami mat on the elevated space (where the bed is) and that is my DREAM apartment

Kat Harris

May 5, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

Gorgeous and seems very livable!

garry kimovich

May 5, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

Don't like the step going down to the living room, black tile bathroom looks terrible and will get old fast, and you gut the whole apartment but don't allocate a space for a refrigerator so you just stick a mini in the corner! The old place looks better, more open, and you don't have that silly box you walk through in the middle of the house.

FluFF mallow

May 5, 2019, 9:25 pm Reply

I love cellos

Nicholas Tsoukaris

May 5, 2019, 4:45 am Reply

Douglas if you could contact me I love what you achieved I am building a space in Potts point in sydney and I am looking for someone whom can think outside the norm I can be contacted on [email protected]

Patrik Rasch

Jun 6, 2019, 9:04 am Reply


Citizen of Nowhere

Jun 6, 2019, 10:44 pm Reply

Love it. I'm obsessed by the look of high quality plywood., so this is ply-porn 😉 So nicely done.


Jun 6, 2019, 10:34 am Reply

Only thing i dislike is the black bathroom…

Ali H

Jun 6, 2019, 10:43 am Reply

Beautiful floor – what is it made of?

Alex Erz-Gehölz

Jun 6, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

How funny that the black/dark gray floor and other elements is what gives warmth to this appartment. The limited use of plywood has been a great choice.

Kim AndGetMe

Jun 6, 2019, 8:11 am Reply

Great, thoughtful design. I just didn’t get why he’s got the metal beam installed. Anyone?

Leah Ley

Jun 6, 2019, 8:13 am Reply

The creation and the creator's chemistry creates a soulful profound feel of elegance, simplicity and exudes tranquility which turns out into a masterpiece. Looking forward for more videos to watch and hear from this brilliant architect someday.

Amirul Syazwan

Jul 7, 2019, 3:40 pm Reply

Is this in malaysia ?

Kstep K

Jul 7, 2019, 12:02 am Reply

First saw this on living big in a tiny house, genius design

blotchi lim

Jul 7, 2019, 6:27 am Reply

I keep double checking the description box because i cant believe its 28m²! ???

Fabio Kanzato

Jul 7, 2019, 1:15 pm Reply

what about the bathroom???

Ga Wa

Jul 7, 2019, 12:45 pm Reply

Very nice.

Alasdair Macintyre

Jul 7, 2019, 11:42 pm Reply

Space! Space space space! Space.

Hiro Trevelyan

Jul 7, 2019, 2:29 pm Reply

I love this one so much.


Aug 8, 2019, 6:33 am Reply

Do apartments just work different outside of North America? When I had an apartment if asked to do a reno like this, I'd be told 'no' and if I went ahead and did it, I'd have been evicted. Are they more synonymous with 'Condos'?


Aug 8, 2019, 9:41 pm Reply

Stylish and beautifully done.

Thej Yhome

Aug 8, 2019, 4:29 pm Reply

This man cured my anxiety lol, honestly this was so calming.

Donatien Chikatilo

Aug 8, 2019, 6:45 am Reply

I like it but that bed looks so uncomfortable. Only feather weight asians can use it.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:26 am Reply

I think this is my favorite living space from this channel

Daniel Kö

Aug 8, 2019, 8:57 am Reply

While the bathroom looks cool it's really impractical. You'll water stains everywhere and it's super dark. The rest of the apartment looks comfortable and inviting.


Aug 8, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply

Every time this video of George pops up I watch it, I love the lengthy one better ; I think I am crushing ???

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